Amani G awarded ahead of Groove Awards

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The young and talented Gospel musician, Amani Gracious, is all joy after she was awarded at the Maranatha Global Music awards. Sharing her joy through her Instagram account, she said;

“We did it. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me in the Maranatha Global Music Awards. This win is for all of us. I would also like to give a special thanks to Pinecreek Music and my amazing Managers Amimad Damima and Lenny wa Ngugi for the many times they go out of their way to make my dream possible. And to Mom, you are the best.”

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Amani came to limelight after she did a cover of Alicia Keys, Girl on fire song. After the video went viral, she landed a Sh 2.5 million record deal after she was signed by Pine Creek Records where she released her first single, Sitasahau.

Alicia Keys also posted the viral video of Amani G on Instagram and captioned it “Look at this beautiful soul!! SHINE!!!!”. Gospel singer Piston has been helping budding artist Amani G write her songs in the past. The two planned and released a song together. They are both based at Peter Nduati’s Pine Creek Records.

During an interview, she revealed that she comes from a talented family but couldn’t afford recording cost; “Our entire family is talented musically which includes my grandmother, parents and siblings.

We, however, couldn’t afford to record music and put it out there. I tried a lot of auditions and competitions which didn’t work. I didn’t give up but rather trusted in God’s timing. It finally came in the most unexpected way.”

Talking of how a stranger recorded the video of her singing, she said; “I had not gone to school due to lack of school fees so I was just hanging out around home. I noted some kids receiving candy from some white visitors who had toured the area.

After giving me candy and the only gift I could give in return was my “God-given talent”, so I went on to sing “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys as one of them recorded.

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She went on to post it on her social media and in 15 minutes it was buzzing with likes and heartening comments from different parts of the world.No one in our house had a smartphone so we didn’t learn about this until three days later when a neighbor noticed the buzz and alerted my mum.

A few days later a team of several people drove into our school and asked to see me. They rolled out their interest in working with me as an artiste signed under their label, and today they are the people behind my brand.

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My life and that of my family has changed to a point I had never imagined, which I highly attribute to that great team comprising Peter Nduati, Lenny Ngugi and my manager Damima Duffield.”

She has also been nominated for the Groove awards 2019 as the young groover of the year and collabo of the year for her song, Ni poa, featuring Pitson.

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