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Shola Ama

Shola Ama (born 8 March 1979) is a British singer from London, who scored her biggest hits with “You Might Need Somebody” (1997), a cover of Randy Crawford’s 1981 hit, “You’re the One I Love” and “Still Believe” (1999) which was one of the first productions by the Norwegian producing team Stargate.

When she was 15, Ama was singing to herself on a platform at Hammersmith tube station, and was overheard by Kwame Kwaten, a producer at the FreakStreet record label. In 1995, an unknown independent label released a single titled “Celebrate”, which was a ballad produced by D’Influence. Although the single was not a commercial success, it did draw attention to Shola Ama as an artist. On her 16th birthday, she signed a recording contract with WEA.