Biography

Singer, songwriter and musician Amahla taps into an era before her time to create vintage-inspired soul music. After releasing her debut single ‘Old Soul’ which received support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra and 6Music, Amahla was awarded the PRS Lynsey De Paul Prize for outstanding female songwriters. Amahla rounded off 2018 as a recipient of the second ever MOBO Awards X Help Musicians fund for her exceptional voice.

Amahla enters 2019 releasing her follow up single ‘Dorothy’s Verses’ and playing full sets at The Jazz Cafe, Royal Albert Hall in addition to selling out her headline show at the Roundhouse marking the releases of her debut project ‘Consider This’

Amahla’s debut EP ‘Consider This’ explores issues of Domestic Violence, Race, Class and inner city life, demonstrating a storytelling ability long beyond her years. It’s a culturally important release, with an undeniably talented songwriter at its core.

With a unique voice and impressive live catalogue, if she isn’t already, Amahla will be on your radar soon.

2019

“Dorothy’s Verses” Released with Complex Premiere

“[Dorothy’s Verses] pieces together the truth of Amahla’s life through fragmented memories, brought to life with help from Amahla’s detailed and diligent songwriting” 

– Complex UK

Amahla sells out EP Headline Show @ Roundhouse

“Consider This” EP Released

She possesses the vocal ability to knock your ears clean off your head..but instead puts all the focus and effort into the subject matter, using her singing ability as a vehicle for her stories”

–Earmilk

2018

Amahla becomes Resident Artist at Roundhouse Camden

“With a unique voice in music and activism, if she isn’t already, amahla will be on your radar soon.”

T​he Roundhouse, Camden

“Old Soul” Released

“[a] sensational performance by 21 year old Hackney native amahla..with her breathtaking debut single Old Soul” 

– T​om Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music

Amahla finalist in Westside Radio’s Urban Talent Search

Named Winner of the PRS Lynsey De Paul Prize

Named one of London’s Best New Artists by Madison Square Gardens London

Named recipient of second ever MOBO Awards X Help Musicians Fund

2017

Amahla active member of Roundhouse Music Collective

Amahla graduates with a BSc Anthropology from UCL

Mentored by Carla Marie William’s (credits: Beyonce, Britney Spears) as part of her GirlsIRate songwriting bootcamp


“I’m really excited for what she’s got coming in the future, keep an eye out for her, Amahla”

Moses Boyd, 2x MOBO Award Winner