Shola Ama

Shola Ama ( born March 8, 1979 in London; actually Mathurin Campbell) is a British singer, who with You Might Need Somebody had their most successful hit in 1997.


Shola Ama was born on 8 March 1979 as Mathurin Campbell in London. You Quintin Kynaston attended the School in the borough of City of Westminster. 1994, at the age of 15, she was Kwame Kwaten, a member of the British Jazz Quartet D- Influence, discovered when she sang at a metro station in front of them. She took the single Celebrate on with an independent label, but no commercial success represented drew attention to Ama. On her 16th birthday, she signed a contract with the Warner Music Group. At the age of 18 years Shola Ama published in 1997, the album Much Love. The lead single You Might Need Somebody, a cover of Randy Crawford, was the biggest success of her career. Shola Ama won as a result of this publication, a Brit Award for best British female singer and two Music Of Black Origin Awards in the categories Best Newcomer and Best Female Vocals.

Shola Ama published in 1999, their second album In Return. Despite great effort of the label, the album failed to match the success of Much Love, even if it could achieve some success in Europe. So was, for example, the single Still Believe several weeks in the French charts. Due to the moderate success and reports on alcohol and drug abuse Ama was released by the Warner Music Group and took some time off from the music business.

Shola Ama published in 2003, their third album, Super Sonic at the Japanese record label Pony Canyon, which had moderate success in Japan, and has also been published in the UK and parts of Europe. Currently, there are no musical activities Shola Ama. However, they looked after her sister Sadie Ama, whose debut appeared as a singer in 2007.



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As a guest musician