Ammara turns 30: A brief look at her blistering music career
Happy birthday to OyOsMusic registered artist, Ammara Brown, a multi-award winning Zimbabwean singer, instrumentalist, dancer and songwriter. She is fast becoming a household name and the bold and energetic voice of a new generation.
Having been taught the mbira by the incomparable Chiwoniso Maraire, Ammara joined Andy Brown’s band The Storm at the age of 14. A Top 5 contestant in Mnet’s Idols at 19, Ammara was writing theme songs for SABC1’s Mzanzi Insider, and SABC 2’s Q-Base, by the age of 20. She soon shared stages with artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Kirk Franklin and later Hugh Masekela, HHP, P-Square, Lira among many others.
Having established a solid foundation, Ammara has gone on to perform on many international stages such as Sauti Za Busara and HIFA and in 2015 graced the prestigious Joburg Theatre in the multi-award nominated “Colour Me Human”. Singles such as More Sugar Daddy and Havarare have shown how in tune she is with the inner thoughts and feelings of Zimbabwean men and women the world over. Her most duet with Tytan, “Mukoko”, has topped all local charts, quite rapidly, thanks to her legion adoring of fans.