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Afrika

Soul / R&B / Latin / Pop

  • North West
  • UK
  • Willing to travel abroad

Biography

Afrika combines incredible vocals and a charismatic stage presence to really lift the atmosphere. In 2005 Afrika was awarded a scholarship to study at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, a year later Robin Gibb chose her song ‘Hold On’ as part of that year’s LIPA Records compilation. She has worked as songwriter, producer and vocalist for dance acts Simon & Shaker and Diesler. As a songwriter Afrika has worked for Cathy Dennis and Fabien Waltman, and her song ‘Kiss Me’ was awarded the BBC New Talent award 2008.

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Repertoire

60s & MOTOWN

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell At Last – Etta James Baby Love – The Supremes Cry To Me – Solomon Burke

Every Little Bit Hurts – Brenda Holloway Georgia – Ray Charles Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye Heatwave - Martha and the Vandellas I Want You Back – Jackson 5 I’ll Be There – Jackson 5 It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder My Girl – The Temptations Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield Who’s Loving You – Michael Jackson You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – Jackie Wilson

70s

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers Close To You – The Carpenters Don’t You Worry About A Thing – Stevie Wonder I Wanna Love You – Bob Marley Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls Let It Be – John Lennon Let’s Stay Together – Al Green Little Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield Redemption Song – Bob Marley Rock With You – Michael Jackson Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding Tiny Dancer – Elton John

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Wishing On A Star – Rose Royce Your Song - Elton John

80s – Present

A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys About You Now - Sugababes Alejandro – Lady Gaga Another Day - Jamie Lidell Apologize – One Republic

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Beautiful – Christina Aguilera Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis Born This Way - Lady Gaga Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Lauryn Hill Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Emotion – Destiny’s Child Every Little Bit Hurts – Alicia Keys Fallin’ – Alicia Keys Firework - Katy Perry Forget You – Cee Lo Green Get Here – Oleta Adams Golden – Jill Scott Grenade - Bruno Mars I Belong To You – Lenny Kravitz I Gotta Feelin’ – The Black Eyed Peas I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars Kiss – Prince Kissing You – Desree Like A Dude - Jessie J Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse Love Song – Sarah Bareilles Love The Way You Lie – Rihanna Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Mercy – Duffy

More Than Words – Extreme No One – Alicia Keys One – Mary J. Blidge Only Girl In The World - Rihanna Out Of Reach – Gabrielle

Price Tag - Jessie J Purple Rain – Prince Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae Rehab – Amy Winehouse Ribbon In The Sky – Stevie Wonder Rolling In The Deep - Adele Rule The World – Take That Saving All My Love For You– Whitney Houston Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye Shackles – Mary Mary Smooth Operator – Sade Somedy Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown Someone Like You - Adele Someone Like You – Van Morrison Stepping Stone – Duffy Superwoman – Alicia Keys The Ex Factor – Lauryn Hill The Scientist – Coldplay Toxic – Britney Spears Two Hearts – Kylie Minogue Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon Valerie – Amy Winehouse What Can I Do – The Corrs What Goes Around – Justin Timberlake Your Love Is King - Sade

Latin & Jazz

Agua De Beber – A. C. Jobim Bamboleo – Gypsy Kings Bésame Mucho – Luis Miguel Bien Pagá – Bebo y El Cigala Candela – Celia Cruz

Chan Chan – Buena Vista

Dime Cuando Cuando Cuando – Michael Buble

Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones

Dos Gardenias – Buena Vista El Muelle de San Blas – Maná Flor De Liz – Djavan Fruta Fresca – Carlos Vives Girl From Ipanema – A.C. Jobim Guantanamera – Buena Vista Hay Amores – Gloria Stefan Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira

How Insensitive – A. C. Jobim

Inolvidable – Luis Miguel

Ja Sei Namorar – Tribalistas

La Bamba – Los Lobos

La Tortura – Shakira Lágrimas Negras – Bebo y El Cigala Mais Que Nada – Sergio Mendes Maria Maria – Carlos Santana Misty – Errol Garner Qué Hiciste – Jennifer López Quizás Quizás – Osvaldo Farrés Si Nos Dejan – Luis Miguel

Sway – Michael Buble

Reviews

"Afrika was absolutely fantastic! Her music is gorgeous and the way she was interacting with the kids and how she looked after us during the speeches was brilliant. We’re so happy she was our musician!"

Melissa Chapman, (Bat Mitzvah),
Sheffield

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"After much consideration.."Do we just play a CD for background music to entertain guest whilst photos are taken, canapes are served etc or do we go all out for a musician" We are so pleased that we went for the live musician as Afrika was worth paying more for and made a massive difference to our day, From start to finish she had our guests fully entertained playing upbeat hits from all genres and eras and we were so pleased we booked Afrika as she capped off what was an amazing ceremony. We would highly recommend her and would not hesitate to book Afrika again." Chris & Michelle - May 2019 (Wedding)

Chris & Michelle,
London

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Afrika was absolutely fantastic and her style of music was perfect for our summer party event. She has a beautiful voice as well as being very professional and friendly. Her style of music created the perfect atmosphere for the occastion and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed it. We would love to have her again.

Farrah (Corporate event),
Leeds

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