International star R. Kelly built my brand, says singer Amani

Local singer Amani

In 2010, Kenyan singer Amani was the sole female artiste from Africa to feature in the Airtel One8 project.

Four years on, Amani is still enjoying the fruits of that collaboration.

“That Airtel endorsement put me on the continental platform. I remember once being stopped at the airport by two fans from Cape Verde for autographs. I was shocked. I have performed in countries that I would never imagine,” she recalls.

The project was an eight-artiste super group representing eight different countries in Africa that ended up recording the song Hands Across The World with American superstar R. Kelly at his house in Chicago, USA.

The others were 2face (Nigeria), 4×4 (Ghana), Alikiba (Tanzania), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), JK (Zambia), Movaizhaleine (Gabon) and Navio (Uganda).

Meanwhile, she has started 2015 with a bang, thanks to the release of a brand new video on a global platform.

The video, Kizunguzungu, will be released on Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium HD music video and entertainment platform.


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