LEAVE ME ALONE is a song by Amaarae. Amaarae, is a Ghanaian American singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer known for her groundbreaking work around representation and gender in music. She released her debut 6 track EP, Passionfruit Summers in 2017.
During high school, she started making mixtapes, and by 17, she was interning in a music studio. At university, she undertook voice training and honed her song writing skills (while studying English literature) and by the time she landed back in Ghana in June 2017, she was ready to make real moves.
Although born in NYC, Amaarae, challenges the norm of an average West African woman. Having attended 7 different schools in 4 different cities across 2 continents between the ages of 4 and 22, the artist Amaarae expresses this kaleidoscope of experiences through her music, fashion, style and sensual lyricism that is rebellious to the straight-jacket societal demands of what an African woman should be. Amaarae’s androgynous style, coloured hair, witty personality and sensual lyricism is a brave call for young Africans, especially women, to be true to themselves and live beyond expectations placed on them. The Warrior Princess, as she is affectionately called by fans - a nickname which stems from her name Ama Serwah which translates to woman of war - raises the banner of freedom of expression, love and non-conformism. Her lyrical dexterity, especial voice and exceptional style has marked Amaarae as a global artist putting her ahead of the curve and making her an artist to look forward to in the coming years.
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About the Curator - SK
Sakhile nicknamed ‘SK’ is a music collector from Springs, South Africa. An avid lover of music with a music collection that he began in his first year of varsity. An Industrial Engineer by profession, Sakhile has always had a love for music and is dedicated to looking for fresh new music to add to his collection. Coming from a family of music lovers alike Sakhile grew up listening to a large variety of music ranging from House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Choir, Traditional Music, Soul and Jazz. Sakhile is currently working on creating an event where music collectors can come and play music they have found for music lovers. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.