After graduating with a 1st class degree from UCL with a thesis on African American brutality, Amahla was mentored by Songwriter Carla Marie Williams (Beyonce, Britney Spears) as a finalist in her songwriting competition. A year later Amahla was awarded the PRS Lynsey De Paul Prize for outstanding emerging female songwriters. Amahla then closed 2018 as a recipient of the second ever MOBO Awards X Help Musicians Grant for her exceptional voice. Making industrious use of her community Amahla has cemented her reputation as one to watch for 2019.
Since then, she’s gone on to perform at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Roundhouse and The Royal Albert Hall as well as feature on a Radio 1Xtra Track of the week. Her new single ‘Dorothy’s Verses’, showcases exactly what the young songwriter is all about. Soulful instrumentation and heartfelt storytelling.
“Dorothy’s Verses” is my grandmother’s story of looking at her life through a new lens of Alzheimer's. But it’s also about the need to hear women speak from their truths. We’re living through Me Too, a movement where women are reclaiming their stories and pushing them into our collective memories, this is but/just one verse.
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