Ama Serwah Genfi, better known by her stage name Amaarae, is a Ghanaian-American singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer most known for her work on gender and representation in music. Purchase Amaarae’s whole discography!
Amaarae released her debut project Passionfruit Summers in 2017. The album features the standout song, “Fluid”, which was complemented by a critically acclaimed music video.
Recognized both locally and internationally, she was named one of Apple Music Africa’s Favourite New Artists in April 2018 and later that year became an Apple Music Beats 1 featured artist for her debut project Passionfruit Summers which she released through her independent record label, Golden Child LLC on November 30, 2017. She performed with Teni, Boj of DRB LasGidi, and Odunsi at ART X Lagos, an art fair in Lagos, Nigeria on November 3, 2018.
Amaarae has also been acknowledged for her style and fashion sense. In 2018, she was featured in Vogue Magazine online in an article on 4 women across the globe with buzz haircuts and snagged a mention as one of Vogue online’s Top 100 Style Influencers of 2018, in addition to being nominated as Artist of the Year at the Glitz Style Awards in Ghana] She has also patronized the Ghanaian fashion brand Free The Youth.
On March 23, 2019, Amaarae became one of the acts chosen to perform at the first-ever Boiler Room event to happen in Accra, Ghana alongside La Meme Gang (A Collective comprising Nxwrth, RJZ, KwakuBS, Darkovibes, Kiddblack, and $pacely) and Award Winning Rapper Kwesi Arthur.
Amaarae has since collaborated with Stonebwoy, Kojey Radical, M3NSA, Santi, Blaqbonez, Buju, Odunsi, and B4bonah. In 2019, she collaborated with the Nigerian Singer-songwriter Wande Coal.
On November 12, 2020, Amaarae released her debut studio album, The Angel You Don’t Know. Owen Myers of Pitchfork stated, “The Angel You Don’t Know crackles with innovation, a pacesetter at a time when industry bigwigs are waking up to the long-held truth that Africa is setting the global tempo for pop music.