Behold the star is rising from the East! AFRIE the Award winning Ugandan Afro-Fusion singer and songwriter is a musical gem bursting at seams and ready to conquer the world. Her powerful and compelling voice resonates and echoes the voices of the girl child.
By Plot Mhako
Her music is based on themes of love, fire and freedom.
She is a sunny spirit that lives to tell the truth of the African girl. A powerful mission she carries through her music and reflects through her advocacy work and inspiring story of resilience. An ambassador for the African Union, AU/CIEFFA campaign to educate the girl child #AfricaEducatesHer.
Her song Let Her Know(African girl) is the theme song for this campaign.
Let her know was recently remixed to feature Ifé from Nigeria and Smarty from Burkina Faso which is set for release sometime this year.
Her songs Let Her Know and Yodi Yodi won the award for the Best Afro-fusion song of the year in The Uganda Music Awards 2017.
Afri’s voice is headed far!
In 2019 Afrie was nominated in the AFRIMA awards for the song ‘Let Her Know’ in two categories: Songwriter of the Year and Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music.
Afrie has shared a stage with the late Oliver Mtukudzi, Suzan Kerunen and Maurice Kirya. She has been featured on BBC Across Womens’ Lives, CNN African Voices, and Bayimba Festival.
Link to music – https://soundcloud.com/afriebytes/sets/afriedom