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Meet AFRIMA’s Youngest Ever Nominee, 13-year-Old Shanah Manjeru

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Shanah Manjeru, an artiste from Nairobi, Kenya is the youngest ever nominee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). The 13-year-old singer was nominated for her song, ‘God Will Make a Way’. She takes over the spot previously held by another Kenyan singer, Nikita Kering at 17 in 2019.

She is contesting in the ‘Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music’ category with Ada Ehi Ft Buchi (Nigeria), Afrie (Uganda), Eden (Cote d’Ivoire), Kamo Mphela (South Africa), Montess (Cameroon), Nata (Sierra Leone), Ruth Asong (Cameroon), Diana Hamilton (Ghana) and Kelly Khumalo (South Africa).

Shanah’s singing talent became evident at the age of three. At age seven, she began to sing officially when her parents put up her first music concert in Ethiopia. In October 2017, at nine years old, Shanah went into professional singing with the release of her debut song, ‘Destiny’. In February 2018, she released her second song, ‘We Are One’ followed closely in April 2018 with ‘Winner’ and ‘God Will Listen’ in December 2018.

In April 2019, Shanah released ‘Worship’ and ‘Worship Symphony’. Her latest songs are the nominated ‘God Will Make a Way’ and ‘Jesus Loves You’ released in August and November 2020 respectively. The singer won the ‘Arts and Culture Award’ category in the Annual African Children of The Year Awards 2019, held in

South Africa and was subsequently nominated as an Ambassador of the Stacey Fru Foundation, South Africa. Shanah’s ‘Winner’ won the ‘Song of the Year Award’ during Kenya Gospel Music Award 2018.

She has performed at several events, including school events, churches, concerts, children’s festivals, birthday parties, at weddings and funerals, on TV gospel shows, and during numerous TV and radio interviews. Shanah, who is the last child of her parents plans to become either a doctor, a singer, a dancer, a gymnast, or a teacher.

AFRIMA 2021 holds at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria from Friday, November 19 – Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Preceding the award ceremony is the African Music Business Summit (AMBS), a platform for business networking and

interaction among music professionals which will take place on Friday, November 19, 2021at 8.30am.

AFRIMA Music Fest, an evening of non-stop music concerts with live performances from African music superstars will take place on the same day of November 19 from 6.00pm.

Sunday, November 21, 2021 comes with glitz from Africa’s music superstars, celebrities, and international personalities at

AFRIMA Awards ceremony with Red Carpet at 4.30pm and main awards at 7.30pm. Voting and ticket sales are ongoing

on AFRIMA website www.afrima.org.

AFRIMA has been regarded as the ultimate celebration and recognition of African talents and creatives globally since 2014.

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

At an exclusive birthday party at The Classic Cat, during 2023 Grammy Week, African superstar singer/songwriter TYLA celebrated the release of her latest single “Been Thinking” with Epic Records. Attendees included British rapper, singer and songwriter Ms. Banks, music producer DJ Blaq Pages and notable media from various media outlets, radio, and brand partners. Tyla made an explosive entrance to the packed house by strutting to the stage for a surprise performance of her latest single “Been Thinking.”

Listen to “Been Thinking” HERE.

Watch the video HERE.

Since its release last Friday, ‘Been Thinking’ was featured on Rolling Stone’s weekly list of Songs You Need To Know as well as OkayAfrica’s list of The Best South African Songs Out Right Now.

 

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Additionally, Tyla has been making waves internationally by fusing Amapiano with pop R&B vocals, earning her critical acclaim from PAPER Magazine, I-D and CLASH.

Her debut single ‘Getting Late’ featuring Kooldrink has amassed over 5.5 worldwide million views. She followed it up with the incredible DJ Lag collaboration ‘Overdue’, which soundtracked the trailer for Netflix’s Blood & Water. Tyla returned with ‘To Last’ in 2022 to great acclaim, earning praise from CLASH and The Independent.

Last year, Tyla turned up on “To Last.” It has tallied nearly 1 million cumulative streams thus far and continues to gain traction at DSPs. Out Now dubbed it “dreamy,and HITSnoted, “Tyla’s music shimmers with the euphoria of South African amapiano, as she puts her vibrant personality on full display.

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ABOUT TYLA

Tyla’s music pushes boundaries. Infused with her vibrant personality, her songs offer an innovative take on pop and R&B, shimmering with the euphoria of South African amapiano, and an otherworldly approach to production that makes every track feel like something totally new. The Johannesburg native introduced herself internationally with her debut “Getting Late” featuring Kooldrink, and “To Last,” her new singles via Epic Records, push her artistry forward and solidify her versatility as she bounds toward her goal. But despite her big dreams, Tyla is doing her best to remain carefree. She never anticipated that “Getting Late” would permeate beyond South Africa, much less reach the U.S., but realized something was happening when people all over the world were making TikToks to the song, eventually resulting in millions of streams. Tyla’s emotionally rich music began when she was just 12, penning songs in her diary, which led to writing and singing more seriously as a high schooler. Ever since, she’s been guided by her intuition, which has her primed to build out her fan base and maximize her reach. She’s focused on the year ahead, performing and crafting her debut studio album, with the same intention from when she began. Signed to Epic Records through a joint venture with Johannesburg/New York-based Fax Records, and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla is poised to achieve international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.

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Check out all the activities for Despite’s 61st birthday celebration

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Ghanaian millionaire, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite is celebrating his 61st birthday today, February 2nd. (more…)

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Abeiku Santana’s singing at Despite’s birthday celebration sets Twitter ablaze

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Although it is the birthday of one of the richest men in Ghana, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, Radio and TV personality, Abeiku Santana has taken the spotlight. (more…)

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30-year-old Eunice Dwumfour shot and killed outside her home in New Jersey

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New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour has been found shot and killed outside her home Wednesday night, according to reports. (more…)

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Sarkodie posts funny meme to express actions he’ll take concerning the many controversies surrounding him

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Award-winning rapper, Sarkodie has responded to all the criticism he has faced ever since his feature on Bob Marley & The Wailer’s classic, “Stir It Up” was released. (more…)

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Efya says she doesn’t know who Blakk Rasta is; he reacts

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Ghanaian singer, Efya has caused quite a stir on social media after revealing that she doesn’t know who popular Reggae artiste and Radio Host, Blakk Rasta is. (more…)

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