In Summary
  • Sauti Sol, who have kept the fire burning with regular hits, will battle it out with South Africa’s Nasty C, Ghanaian Stonebwoy, among other nominees in the Best African Music Artist category.
  • Selena Gomez has reacted to the news of her famous ex-boyfriend and fellow musician Justin Bieber’s engagement with utmost shock.

Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol will battle it out with other music heavyweights at the International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA) 2018.

The fifth edition of the IARA awards ceremony, based in London, will go down on September 22.

Sauti Sol, who have kept the fire burning with regular hits, will battle it out with South Africa’s Nasty C, Ghanaian Stonebwoy, among other nominees in the Best African Music Artist category.

Bongo Flava star Diamond Platinumz, Nigerian Davido and South Africa's Cassper Nyovest will battle it out for the title of Best International Male Artiste with Mr P (formerly one half of P-Square), South Africa’s Black Coffee, Mohamed Abass and Lafouine.

The IARAs were established to celebrate outstanding talents within the arts and entertainment industry. Other categories include Best International Actor/Actress, Best International Female Artistes among others.

Songbird Amani who just released her first single in four years. PHOTO | COURTESY

Songbird Amani who just released her first single in four years. PHOTO | COURTESY

 

The reason for Amani’s return

Songbird Amani who just released her first single in four years, after previously saying she had quit music for good, has revealed why that wasn’t possible.

The 37-year-old got saved two years ago. After doing music for over 15 years she decided to exit the stage.

This explains why she had been missing in the music scene. She released her first single since the transformation, "Jina Lake Yesu", a few days ago.

“My greatest fear about quitting music was that that’s what I have done all my life. I have only ever worked nine months. My experience is in music, I don’t have a resume, I have a profile and it states a rate card,” Amani was quoted.

Even though she is back in music, Amani also has a hair products business that keeps her grounded.

Singer Selena Gomez. PHOTO | AFP

Singer Selena Gomez. PHOTO | FILE | AFP

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