Ghanaian-American singer/songwriter “Amaarae” hits our AOTW


Ama Serwah Genfi (born July 4, 1994), known professionally as Amaarae, is a Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter. She is known for her fusion of Pop, R&B, Afrobeats, Alté music as well as her fluid representation of gender and sexuality. Amaarae was born in Bronx, New York to Ama Bawuah and Kwadwo Boaten and was raised between Atlanta, United States and Accra, Ghana. She is th eldest of two children.

Four: Like it

Garnering over 1.7 million views on its official music video on YouTube, the song was released as a single on the 27th of September, 2019 and it was written by Amaarae and Ron Saforo.


  • Amaarae wrote her first song at the age of 13.
  • Amaarae was named one of Apple Music’s Favorite New Artist in April 2018
  • She has performed with Teni, BOJ and Odunsi (The Engineer) at ART X Lagos.
  • She became the first Ghanaian to appear on NPR Tiny Desk.
  • She has collaborated with top artists like Wande Coal, Santi, Stonebwoy, Buju and many more

Three: Reckless and Sweet

With over 14.5M streams on Spotify and 1.2M views on it’s official music video on YouTube, the song Reckless and Sweet was released on the 17 of March, 2023 as a single off her album “Fountain Baby”. The serves as the sixth track on the album which was produced Kzyheproducer,Cadenza, Kyu Steed, Yves Rothman and Amaarae with the song written by Amaarae, Kztheproducer, Maesu & Cadenza.

Two: Angels In Tibet

Off her newly released album called “Fountain Baby” as the second track, the song was released on the 9th of June and had gained popularity and traction on the popular social media platform; Tiktok. The song has garnered over 11.6M streams on Spotify and over 2.4M views on its official audio on YouTube. The song was produced by Kyu Steed, Kztheproducer & Cracker Mallo having been written by Amaarae, Kztheproducer, Kyu Steed, Ayodeji Olowu, Emeka Emele Onouha, Maesu & MixGiant.


  • Passion fruit Summers (EP,2017)
  • The Angel You Don’t Know (2020)
  • Fountain Baby (2023)


  • In 2021, she was nominated for the award for Record of the Year & Best Music Video of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
  • In 2022 she was nominated for Best West African Artist of the Year at The Headies Awards.

One: Sad Girl Luv Money ft Kali Uchis

The song “Sad Girl Luv Money” (stylized in all caps) featuring Moliy gained popularity on TikTok. It was released as a singlell in 2020 from Amaarae’s debut album The Angel You Don’t Know. It achieved viral popularity on TikTok after a remix with Colombian singer Kali Uchis which we played, was released on September 16, 2021, appearing on various international charts, including reaching number 80 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song went on to garner over 26M views on its official music video on YouTube and over 381M streams on Spotify. It was certified Gold, Silver and Platinum in countries like Canada, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom.