Singer, Aramide, to be inducted into Grammy’s governing board
Afro-Soul artist, songwriter, and guitarist, Aramide Samurah, will on Monday be inducted into the Recording Academy (Grammy’s) Governing Board.
By the induction, Aramide will now be a part of the Governors for the Washington DC Chapter board.
This is coming after years of being an active voting member of the recording academy.
The 33-year-old made the announcement in a series of tweets early Friday morning.
She recounted how, when she went into music, she just wanted her voice to be heard. However, now, music is just more than a voice to be heard, but “about inspiring, elevating, uplifting, encouraging, and telling beautiful stories.”
She wrote: “When I started music, all I knew was I wanted to sing. I just wanted my voice 2 be heard. But now, music is so much more 4 me, it’s more than just making my voice heard. It’s more about inspiring, elevating, uplifting, influencing, encouraging and telling different beautiful stories
“I’m beyond elated, and I am using this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported and shown me love. To everyone who accepted my music and gave me a chance to inspire and tell beautiful stories.
Thank you!! I’m happy and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.
“And today Im happy to announce to you that after being an active voting member of the recording academy for years, this Monday, I will be inducted into the Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs®) Governance Board. I will now be a part of the Governors for the Washington DC Chapter board
“I’m most definitely proud of where the music has brought me, proud of the many lives it has touched, proud of the people I’ve been able to inspire and encourage through music. I’m proud of the beautiful stories I’ve been able to tell••you are not doing badly
“I was numb-numb to emotions, numb to life. But there’s one thing about music…where words fail, music speaks. Music provokes lots of emotions and I channeled everything I felt at that point into my music.
“I was at a certain point in my life where everything seemed lost. I was in a state of despair, I was hopeless, unhappy, dejected and scared-scared to fail, scared I wouldn’t make it, scared my music will not be accepted. Life was beginning to feel like a nightmare in a nightmare.”
Since she came into music, Aramide er has won many awards, with her song “Iwo Nikan” earning her an award for Best Vocal Performance at the Headies 2015.
A graduate of Political science from the University of Jos, she is married to Pelumi Alli.