Ammara Brown

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Government Name: Ammara Nury Brown

Date of Birth: 6 September 1988

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Ammara Brown is a Zimbabwean female Singer (Afro-pop/RnB), Song writer, Actress and Brand ambassador. She is the daughter of iconic Zimbabwean singer Andy Brown. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, she moved with her mother to the USA at age 10 for four years after her parents divorced. She studied at Alameda High School between 2002 and 2003. On her return to Zimbabwe she studied at Westridge High School where she completed her high schooling.

Ammara was thrust into the entertainment scene as early as 3 years old when her first taste of fame came in the form of an Olivine Cooking Oil TV commercial in 1997, where Oliver Mtukudzi would sing the jingle for the advert that would be remembered many years later.

In 2004, Ammara won the regional Music Crossroads, and later went on to study music at College of Performing Arts (COPA) and attained honors with distinctions

Brown first signed up for Gallo Records (later renamed to Zimbabwe Music Corporation), which was a record label that her father was also signed up to

Ammara made it to the top 10 of Idols East and Southern Africa in 2008, being one of 5 Zimbabweans and was eventually eliminated, taking 5th position. In 2010, she performed at the FIFA soccer World Cup in South Africa alongside Flabba from Skwatta Kamp. She has also performed before Malawian presidents Bingu Wa Mutharika and Joyce Banda.

Ammara has performed on the same stage with acts such as Mi Casa, Skwata Kamp, P-Square, Winky D and Tehn Diamond at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA),.

In June 2014, she caused a stir following the release of her album cover which accompanied her single titled Crucify Me. The album cover depicted a creature like a woman crucified on a cross and a head of a crow or an eagle on a cross. This garnered criticism from religious fanatics who argued that she was mimicking the crucifixion of Jesus. Ammara argued that the song together with the album cover was all about a woman cheating on a man without any religious connotations

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