Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stella Mwangi will represent Norway in Eurovision Song Contest 2011

The Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 is Stella Mwangi and the song "Haba Haba".

Norwegian-Kenyan singer Mwangi participated in the Norwegian national selection Melodi Grand Prix 2011 to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Stella first topped the official singles chart in Norway in week 6, 2011 with her winning song Haba Haba. Last year Norway was a home country for Eurovision Song Contest and national broadcaster NRK wants show back for 2012.

Stella Nyambura Mwangi (also known for stage name STL) born 1 September 1986 in Nairobi is a Norwegian-Kenyan singer, songwriter and rapper. Mwangi writes a lot of her music about the situation in her home country Kenya, also about discrimination both Stella and her family had to go through after moving to Norway in 1991.

Her work has been used in films such as American Pie and Save the Last Dance also in TV-series such as CSI New York and Scrubs. She has won several awards including; the Kisima Awards, Clops Awards and Jeermaan Awards, she is one of the most popular singers in Norway.

She started to practice playing music when she was just eight years old. She is not just a singer, but she also plays the piano. (Source Eurovisiontalents)

Update: Stella Mwangi didn’t make it to the final on 14 May. She lost in the first semi-final yesterday.

Also see Black singers at the Eurovision Song Contests


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