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Amaha (real name Amelia Akpotu)is nothing short of a stunning, gifted singer and certainly a breath of fresh air from all the “untz untz” churned out of the music industry everyday. Her earthy voice takes you on a journey through Jazzy landscapes of soulful hills and valleys reminiscent only of the undulations in her singing.

On “Nawa Dukiya” and “Arigato Baby”, she melds genres together so effortlessly. With tinges of Afro-Soul, Jazz, Afrobeats and a very strong African interpretation of music, Amaha delivers what she terms as “sumptuous, soulful, Afro-jazz/Pop” that is not just food for the soul but packed full with simple lyrics that are food for thought.

Her vocal texture is reminiscent of Melody Gardot or a hybrid Asa/Ayo mixture. Currently working on her mixtape, “Slack of the Say” due out in July, here are two singles off her forthcoming project “Fusillade” – “Nawa Dukiya” and “Arigato Baby”.

Enjoy!

Play Amaha – ありがとぅ・ベービ (Arigato Baby)
[audio: https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ありがとぅ・ベービ.mp3]

Play Amaha – Nawa Dukiya
[audio: https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Nawa-Dukiya.mp3]

For more on Amaha: www.amahaonline.com | www.soundcloud.com/amahaonline | www.youtube.com/amahaonline | or follow her on Twitter: @amahaonline

17 Comments

  1. christy

    June 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    K

  2. NakedSha

    June 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Wooooooo. What a voice. The instruments only accessorize her voice; they don’t overshadow it.

    Way to go, Amaha.

    • Chi-Chi

      June 5, 2012 at 2:28 am

      Agreed. Absolutely gorgeous voice. I’m TOTALLY feeling the vocals on that “Nawa Dukiya” song!

  3. mimi

    June 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Oh wow !! shez right up my street..love da india arie/asa feel 2 her tune will buy her album anytime any day …

  4. augusta

    June 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Amaha ROCKS!!! I am so happy she is finally getting the recognition she deserves. Kudos!!

  5. The Amaha Online

    June 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Yay! First comment on my own post! YELZ!! Oya lixcksten to deh music peepos and visit http://www.soundcloud.com/amahaonline for more!

    BELLANAIJA, honestly eh, wakobiroo!! Dalu! Nagode! Ese gan!

    http://www.soundcloud.com/amahaonline — now serving sonic eargasms!

    • NCC

      June 5, 2012 at 2:39 am

      Very nice voice. Way to go Amaha!

    • Person pikin

      June 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

      sowie hun….not soo fast 😀

    • The Amaha Online

      June 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Lol, I know I was so excited!

  6. Turayo

    June 5, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I am just so excited to see Japanese reference to an African–a Nigerian’s song. I love my Kpop and Jpop :D.

    Her voice is seriously good.

  7. julia

    June 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    menh! this is awesome, lovely….. in fact i am speechless…….. kudos amelia never knew you could sing like this…………….. WOW!

  8. julit

    June 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Ameliaaaaaaaaaa

  9. fokasibe

    June 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Couldn’t play Arigato Baby Unfortunately (File not found) but I loved Nawa Dukiya. Well done, Amaha, I love the way you sing….

  10. Aquarian

    June 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Amaha! Me loving your voice…you’ve just rejuvenated my day. Well done…bestluck!

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