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Shola Ama is one of the U.K’s most successful R&B singers to date. She was discovered whilst walking through Hammersmith tube station at the age of 15 by Kwame Kwaten of ‘D-influence’. She then went on to record demos with the band until she signed to ‘WEA’ a few years later. Her debut album ‘Much Love’ was released in 1997 and earned her the top ten spot with her hit tracks ‘You’re The One I Love’ and ‘You Might Need Somebody’. The album was also top 10 in the UK album charts and went on to achieve platinum success in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Japan.
Shola was then nominated for 4 MOBO awards and went on to win ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best R&B’ awards. She also received 2 Brit Award nominations and picked up the award for ‘Best British Female’ in 1998. Following the success of her debut album, Shola toured the U.K and Europe extensively whilst recording her sophomore album ‘In Return’. Shola worked with multiple producers including producers Rodney Jerkins, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (from A Tribe Called Quest) Soulshock & Karlin, Stargate and Babyface just to name a few.
The album took off in France where Shola enjoyed the huge success of the first single taken from the album ‘Still Believe’. She went on to record her 3rd studio album entitled ‘Supersonic’ with Japanese label ‘Pony Canyon’ and French label ‘Inca’, the album was done exclusively for the French market.After a long hiatus Shola has collaborated with and written for many other artists both in the U.K and internationally. Becoming part of the ‘Toddla T sound’ in 2013 Shola collaborated with producer/DJ Toddla T on the single ‘Take It Back’ which was on heavy rotation on UK radio and the club scene.
With numerous collaborations and writing projects under her belt, Shola continues to be a prominent figure in U.K music to this day. Whilst currently finishing her very long awaited fourth studio album, Shola was and will remain one of Britain’s most cherished artists.
Coalition Talent act as live booking agent for Shola Ama