Githurai sensation Gracious Amani signed by local music label
4 months ago, 12 July 12:36
The 13-year-old girl who caught Alicia Keys attention by her unbelievable singing talent has been signed on to a local music record label.
Gracious Amani became the talk of town after a clip of her singing Alicia’s popular hit ‘Girl on Fire’ went viral on social media.
Pine Creek Records will officially sign the 13-year-old girl from Githurai to their label on Friday 13th at the Capital Club, Westlands and will now produce music under a new name Amani G.
She comes from a humble background in Githurai Nairobi but ever since her new found fame, her family disclosed that they have been receiving threats.
Speaking in an interview at a local TV channel, Christine Ambuso, Gracious's mother revealed that everyone in the family has been forced to watch their backs.
“It has been very scary because after that video went viral, we started receiving threats. Even her brother was attacked; they were demanding for money. Wanasema lazima tuwatolee za macho” she stated.
According to Ambuso, the perpetrators assumed that the family received money from the several interviews Amani has attended.
The video was taken and shared online by a tourist identified as Chantel. Since, Local celebrities such as Big Ted ,Vivianne among others promised to work with the young girl to fully explore her talent. Amani started singing in church aged 9 following a request by the pastor.
According Ambuso, her daughter’s singing moved the entire congregation, herself included, to tears.
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