In early January 2020, Amaarae, full name Ama Serwa Genfi, was named as Apple Music’s Africa Rising Artiste. An initiative by the music streaming platform to boost artistes from Africa through their sounds, it would run for two months and was a consolidation of the thumbs up and hi-fives, body-slamming hugs, and air kisses the Ghanaian singer must have garnered from fans and critics alike following the release and relish of her debut album, The Angel You Don’t Know.
Now for some, the heady, brilliantly-fusioned 14-track platter of hedonism and sexiness that Amaarae served on the album, was an induction into her immersive and cherubic voice. But she’d been an underground sweetheart for years, finding acceptance in the alté movement of neighbouring country, Nigeria, where she’d first made an appearance on Aylø’s Whoa!
It’s four years after that debut and her status is … Read the rest