amanie [a-mah-nee] : noun
1) to be hated against (Kakwa)
2) wishes (Arabic)
3) peace (Swahili)
amanie illfated is a Toronto based, and Sudanese-born, pop singer who incorporates dynamic lyrics with an eclectic, often ethnic, sound.
Her sophomore album, 'amanie illfated', (November 2015), is a candid expression of amanie illfated's paradox-like nature, high fashion styling, metaphoric lyrics, her diary-like motif and her clear-toned, youthful voice.
The first official single and music video, 'letter to myself', is a cross between pop, hip hop, rock and contemporary orchestration, and opens with the statement: “I-I am damaged goods."
Advance singles 'ultimate candy' and a collaboration called 'You & Me' with international artist Yaba Angelosi (Assida Records) are in circulation.
She has also collaborated with Nathan Bishop (Uptown Underground Records) LK Collective and Emmanuel Mabe. She has also performed with the Nigerian pop duo, PSquare, and the Calypso inspired, Kobo Town.
illfated [il-fay-tid] : noun
1) the sarcasm one gets when succeeding in what others had deemed unattainable
2) destined, as through by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end
3) bringing bad fortune