Stella Nyambura Mwangi ( born September 1, 1986 in Nairobi, Kenya), also known as STL, is a Norwegian hip- hop artists and singer of Kenyan descent, which was intended to be representative of Norway to Euro Vision Song Contest 2011.
When she was five years old, her family moved from Kenya to Norway. Even with eleven years she was active in the Norwegian hip- hop scene and the age of twelve she was a member of the African Youth Group " The Rise ", which released the album Maroon. They also occurred in performances in Norway in the interlude known international musicians.
From 2005 she worked with African musicians. The debut album by the Senegalese hip- hop group " Wagable " she was involved in two nationwide hits. As the " STL " she recorded with artists from her native Kenya and the Kenyan Kisima Awards. In 2006 she was awarded the Newcomer Award. Four of her songs have also been included in the U.S. in the soundtracks of movies and television series.
In early 2011 she took with the self-written, English - Swahili title Haba haba from the year 2010 in the Norwegian finals for the Euro Vision Song Contest 2011, the Melodi Grand Prix, in part. She won the third semi-final and her song rose within two weeks at number one on the Norwegian charts. On February 12, she was elected as the representative of Norway in the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2011. Prior to the competition, it was considered Mitfavoritin to win. However, this role could not do justice - in which took place on 10 May 2011 the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest she left a surprise. Norway was not represented for the first time since 2007 in the final.
- Take It Back (2007)
- The Dreamer (2008)
- She Got It / Kool Girls ( 2009)
- Haba haba (2010)
- Living for Music (2008, MTG Music)
- Kinanda (2011)
- Entry at museke (English)