Amanie Illfated: Beats + Producer = Gold

Amanie Illfated is a South Sudanese born, Toronto based singer/songwriter working in a dynamic fusion of R&B, Reggae, Afrobeat and Trap. She was born in what is now known as South Sudan and immigrated to Saskatchewan with her family as refugees in 1992. At the age of 16, she left her family to pursue music in Toronto. Her highly acclaimed single ‘The Hills’ was released in August 2018 from her album called ‘SATURN’ which was released on October 19, 2019. Amanie joined us to talk about her writing process and working with producers.


We talked with Amanie about:

  • how to write starting with a beat first
  • the best way to communicate with producers when recording
  • how her background influences her songwriting
  • using images to communicate musical ideas
  • how networking can help your vision

Amanie on Instagram


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