Shola Ama teases 25th anniversary tour and reveals dream collab


Shola Ama is celebrating 25 years in music (Image: Getty Pictures)

Shola Ama has shared her plans for a tour subsequent 12 months to rejoice 25 years within the music trade after first topping the charts as a teen. 

The singer, now 43, made her debut in 1997 at simply 18 years previous along with her breakout hit You May Want Any person, which peaked at quantity 4 on the UK charts.  

She advised ‘I wish to go on tour within the new 12 months as an anniversary mini tour, so like a UK and European tour, stay band tour after which I’ve acquired new music coming as properly.’

Reminiscing on the previous two and a half a long time, Shola revealed that it was her first Brit award that stands out as probably the most spectacular second for her. 

She defined: ‘Oh my gosh there’s so many wonderful moments however most likely successful greatest British feminine on the Brit Awards in 1998. 

‘That one stands out as a result of I actually didn’t assume I used to be going to get that award, I believed I’d get greatest newcomer as a result of I used to be so new – my album got here out in September 1997 and the awards had been the following February. 

Shola is happening tour subsequent 12 months and is cooking up new music (Image: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Pictures)

‘For some cause I simply thought greatest British feminine appeared such as you needed to have been round for a extremely very long time to win that, or a minimum of a 12 months.’

Shola, who’s performing on the SoulTown competition this weekend, added: ‘There’s so many wonderful moments in 25 years, there’s so many issues which have occurred however that one clearly stands out as the massive one.’

When requested which artist she’s but to work with that may be on her dream collaboration listing, Shola revealed: ‘Pharrell [Williams] simply because he’s so nice! He’s simply so nice – that man has acquired higher and higher with age.

‘No however I’d love to truly work with Pharrell or Dr Dre. Pharrell, to me, is so cool and he’s so unbelievable at what he does as a result of he’s a little bit bit left of centre and it simply makes his sound so distinctive and really particular to him, so he’s positively my dream particular person to work with.’

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