Sonia Singh has released a new summer hit single “Banjuka Na Mi“ as she teams up with Tanzanian afropop star Kusah for this romantic smooth jam. Meaning “dance with me”. The song is an invitation to gyrate and move with your dancing partner. This r&b styled afrobeats marks a new starting point to introduce Sonia to a wider audience both on radio as in the clubs, specifically in Tanzania and East Africa as a whole.
Produced and written by Sifa Akim, an up-and-coming producer talent based in Nairobi, Kenya, the song was released on 29 July on the Ajazco Records/Believe Music label.
Born to a Rwandese mother and an Indian father in Kenya, Sonia Singh started dancing at the tender age of seven and later on developed a passion for singing, her major influences being artistes such as Miriam Makeba, Otis Redding, Prince, Mariah Carey, Bob Marley, Lata Mangeshkar, Brandy and Aaliyah. She refined her music abilities in a burgeoning music scene in Mombasa/Kenya and in 1996 moved to Germany where she started pursuing her singing career on a more professional level.
In 2001, she collaborated with various artists forming a charity project (brother’s and sister’s keepers) against racism and discrimination in Germany recording and releasing the song “Liebe und Verstand” which reached the top 40 of the German single charts. In 2003 she became the lead singer for the band “Frank Pop” and shortly after, covered the song ‘Verdammt lang her’ from the legendary German/Kölsch band “Bap” for the ‘Arsch Huh’ C.D compilation. In 2006 she went on tour with Jan Delay and worked extensively with him on his album “Merzedes Dance”. Sonia has since been active in the live music circuit working with popular bands in and out of Germany as well as expanding her portfolio and brand as a solo artist and performer.