Ameera to make her mark in Reggae

April 08, 2016
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US-based recording artiste Ameera is ready to make her mark on the reggae-music world.

The powerhouse vocals and her island flair displayed on her debut reggae recording, a cover of Adele's mega-hit, Hello, featuring Mr Vegas, released last November, has put her on the radar.

"I am very comfortable singing reggae and dancehall songs. These are two of my favourite genres of music. My dad is Jamaican, so I grew up listening to artistes like Beres Hammond, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Cobra, Shaggy and Dennis Brown."

The talented singer was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is promoting a new single, Wine It Up also featuring Mr Vegas, on the popular 'Banga' rhythm. Wine It Up was produced by Vegas and released on his MV Music label in January.

Ameera began her singing career at eight as a member of a gospel group, Vessels of Praise, led by Grammy-nominated recording artiste Ricky Dillard.

In 2009 she was thrust into the musical spotlight when she appeared on Puff Daddy's reality show 'Making his Band.'

The following year Ameera received even more exposure when she toured as a background vocalist for pop superstar Lady Gaga.

"Lady Gaga is a true professional. She is very dedicated to her craft. She puts a lot of work into her shows because she always gives her fans the best. Watching her give her all each night on tour in sold-out arenas inspired me and made me realise that if I work hard enough one day I could do the same thing as a solo act."

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