Soraia Ramos is really someone you must listen to. She’s got good vibes, a great voice, and excellent at producing catchy melodies. Though she grew up in France and Portugal, the highly spirited Cape Verdean songbird is set to fly the greatest height to be one of her home country’s internationally recognized musical export. This year, she has been nominated in the Best Female Category at the MAMAs 2021 alongside Tiwa Savage, Simi, and Yemi Alade from Nigeria, South Africa’s Busiswa, and Sho Madjozi, and Ugandan singer, Sheebah. She was also nominated under the Best Lusophone Act. Despite her western influence, Soraia’s music sticks to her African roots.
“I have always loved the language from my country which is Creole, and always felt my voice sounded better in Creole, so I decided to sing in Creole. I felt that this music brought out a side of me that I didn’t know existed and this brought strength into my music,” she told BBC Africa. After gaining popularity by creating cover songs for her favorite jams, Soraia Ramos took the bulls by the horn and started working at carving a niche for her own songs. “Diz-Me” is her first major hit.
“I wrote about my reality, what I was living through – I put that down on paper and turned it into songs,” she said in the interview. If you love to listen to diverse African music, you definitely must add Soraia Ramos to your playlist. Her current banger, “O Nosso Amor” featuring music duo Calema from São Tomé and Príncipe is a must-listen. It’s a dope piece for your list!