I wouldn’t have been here if not for God – Amaarae

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Amaarae has explained how her years of effort and growth as a person ultimately paid off when the world embraced the alternative music she started making when she was just 17 years old.

The 28-year-old singer, known for her love of fashion and distinctive sound and born Ama Serwah Genfi, has attributed her success to God.

“Absolutely, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for God. My steps have been ordained and protected honestly, so yeah,” she revealed in an interview on 3FM.

Amaarae, one of the Ghanaian musicians who met Kamala Harris, the vice president of the United States of America, during her visit to the country, has declared that her music will travel far with God’s help.

“I’m here to be the savior of music. The spirit of God is within me & my music. No disrespect. Time will tell. Love you all,” read the tweet sighted by GhanaWeb dated April 8, 2023.

The singer, who is best known for her 2020 single ‘Sad Girlz Luv Money,’ also discussed her struggles with acceptance in Ghana. Regardless, she dedicated her time to honing her craft, and when the time came to break into the music scene, she went all in.

“I developed myself for a good ten years. I started music when I was 17 and am 28 now. I was interning at studios, learning about sound engineering. I was working with different producers, taking voice lessons…doing live performances when there was only one person in the audience…that development took time” she mentioned.

The Ghanaian singer appeared on the soundtrack of the Marvel film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in 2022 with an original song titled “A Body, a Coffin.

She explained how she got the deal at the last minute through one of her Nigerian friends.

“For Black Panther specifically, a friend of mine…I was working on my album, and she said where are you in the world right now. I told her I was in LA finishing my album, and she said I had to come to Nigeria now. I said I needed to be there in 24 hours because they were doing the Black Panther soundtrack, and you need to have a track on it,” she said.

Amaarae has hinted at dropping her album in June this year following the release of her single ‘Reckless & Sweet’.

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