Amanda Mo

Bio

Born Sitandazile Amanda Motsa, Amanda Mo is an RnB, soul and pop Swaziland artist who draws her musical influences from a number of artists she respects. Her love for music prompted her to form a music group while in high school. Her journey of becoming a musician began to take shape when she formed the group. She formed another group called Lipstick. The mind-blowing duo produced a song called ‘Lipstick’.

Besides forming productive music outfits, she is known for making a number of contributions to ‘The Swazi Rhythm’ project, a Swazi compilation album spearheaded by Swaziland’s top radio DJ Lindelwa Mafa. She contributed on a song called ‘I Like It’ and she is also the voice and writer behind the FLAS ‘Makhe’ Campaign theme song called ‘Choices’. Her song ‘I Like It’ enjoyed a month long reign on top of the official music charts in Swaziland (SBIS top 20 chart) making it the highest charting song by a female artist in the country. She made headlines again when her pop song ‘Us’ debuted on the top 10 of SBIS top 20 charts and eventually made its way up the charts, peaking at number one.

She landed her songwriting and vocal talent to South Africa’s Soul Candy records where she appeared on Dj Qness’ latest ‘One Cue Vol. 4’ album on the house track she penned called ‘You’. Her RnB ballad called ‘This Promise’ was picked by a number of internet radio channels and received reviews from music critics. ‘This Promise’ was also featured on an all American independent mixtape ‘Queen’. The mixtape was released on June 2014 and featured female singers across the U.S. making her the only non-U.S. artist to be featured on the project.

She has shared the stage with top Swazi artists and South African music heavy weights such as Lira and Moneoa and has showcased her talents in some Johannesburg, Nelspruit and Durban events. In August 2014, she was selected as one of the artists that might share the stage with U.S’ top rapper Nicki Minaj.

In 2014, she was crowned 2014’s winning artist at the Sibebe Friday Night Live Series, the official annual musical competition in the country after headlining a successful show. She also gave her debut performance at Swaziland’s most prestigious Bushfire International Festival. Her song ‘Injwayelo’ has been play listed on Durban’s Gagasi FM and peaked at number 2 on the radio station’s Afro-Soul chart show, making her the only Swazi artist to feature on the show.

Besides music, she is a holder of a Environmental Science degree.

SZMbabane, Swaziland

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Profile added by Ano Shumba on 24 Feb 2016
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