Amina Sewali

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Amina Sewali
Amina Sewali - Musikkensdag 2011.jpg
Sewali performing in 2011
Background information
Born (1989-06-23) 23 June 1989 (age 33)
Uganda
OriginOslo, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active2005–present
Labels

Amina Sewali (born 23 June 1989) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is best known for performing as Solveig in a 2014 production of Peer Gynt at the National Theatre in Oslo, and took part in Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with the song "Mesterverk".

Life and career[edit]

In 2006, Sewali performed as a singer and dancer in a production of Izzat – en kjærlighetsopera at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.[1] The following year, she joined the show Glatte gater, broadcast on NRK.[2] The show was turned into a film, 99% Ærlig, the following year.[3][4] The film went on to be nominated for "Best Music" and "Best Documentary" at the 2009 Amanda Awards.[5] In 2010, she was a lyricist, composer, and actress in Tæsjern på Grønland, a modern-day adaptation of the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.[6] In 2012, she performed at the Oslo Philharmonic.[7]

In 2010, she released her debut single, "One More Digit", after being signed by Warner Music Norway. Her debut self-titled studio album was released in 2011, and was produced by Even Johansen. She was released from her label in 2011. In 2013, she went on a tour with Concerts Norway, called Amina Sewali – Gjør det selv!.[8] In 2014, Sewali performed as Solveig in a 2014 production of Peer Gynt at the National Theatre in Oslo.[9][10] In 2017, she was announced as a participant in Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with the song "Mesterverk". She competed in the final on 11 March 2017.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Sewali was born in Uganda, but emigrated to Norway at age four, where she settled in Oslo.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
NOR
[13]
Amina Sewali 33

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak positions Album
NOR
[13]
2010 "One More Digit" Amina Sewali
2011 "Hero"
2012 "20 000 Horses" / "Masterplan" Non-album singles
2015 "Triangel"
2017 "Mesterverk"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "scenekunst.no". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  2. ^ "motlys.net". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  3. ^ "Filmstudieark - 99% Ærlig". Filmweb.no. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "99% ærlig". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  6. ^ "Prosjektarkiv". Arkiv.dramatikkenshus.no. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  7. ^ "oslokonserthus.no". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  8. ^ "Rikskonsertene". Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  9. ^ "nationaltheatret.no". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  10. ^ Nye fjes på Det Multinorske; scenekunst.no, 27.2.2015
  11. ^ Hyttebakk, Jon Marius (January 31, 2017). "Her er MGP-artistene 2017". Nrk.no. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  12. ^ "Amina Sewali Biography". Amina Sewali. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Norwegian Charts - Amina Sewali - Albums". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 January 2015.