Today’s WCW is Singer/Songwriter Hamzaa.

Hamzaa who goes by the real name, Cassandra-Malika Hamza is a British born Kenyan music artist and a song-writer who gained public recognition at a very tender age performing on the platforms of reality shows in London.

Her beautiful voice and the style of lyric chosen for her songs gives a sound thoughts and self-discovery that positively throws more light to the importance of life and how to deal with distress in life.

She hails from Hackney in East London and is known for her producing powerful R&B/ old-Soul music as a young musician. Growing up, Hamza was into learning and playing of instruments like piano.

As young as 4years old, Hamzaa had already established professional skills as a pianist. Along with her instrumentalist journey, she began singing as she drew some inspirations from R&B songs and artistes including American R&B artistes, Jocelyn Brown, Cheryl Lynn, Lauryn Hill, Beyoncé, late English soul singer, Amy Winehouse among others.

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Her mother who was also supporting her dreams enrolled her in various arts and stage performance schools including, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, City Dance Academy and Stagecoach where she learnt and took part in singing competitions, play directing, how to put words together in making good music.

 

However, when Hamzaa was halfway through her arts and performance school, she decided to drop out and focus extensively and solely on her passion for music.

She joined Brixton Academy, a leading music centre in England which hold varieties of musical concerts, live band, comedy show etc. there, she engaged in a lot of song writings, singing and dancing. She then combined her musical lyrics on paper with some piano chords to produce music at about 10 years old.

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In November 2018, Hamzaa performed on several platforms including radio station after releasing her debut single, “Stranded Love” and EP.

After performing at “Later with Jools Holland” show at BBC at the invitation of the institution’s executive producer she became an instant hit.!

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The young super talented singer later decided to double up with another mini EP dubbed, “Phases” in August, 2019. It was made up of five songs, “Sunday Morning”, “Home”, “Hard to Love”, “Unlucky” and “Someday”.

Through all these hard works, she combined her flairs with great talents like, Trey Campbell, Stint, MS, Emile Haynie, Dayyon Alexander, Laconic, Aston Rudi, Fred Cox, MNEK, Iain James, and Tre Jean-Marie.

Did you watch Hamzaa’s  video call with Tiwa Savage, Efya Nokturnal for Vogue?

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