Ammara Brown Otis Frazer
This episode features the daughter of the late musician and legend Andy Brown, Ammara Brown an extraordinary musician who has made a name for herself and set the bar really high for local artists and the King of radio Otis ‘the flow’ Frazer.
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Ammara Brown is a Zimbabwean singer, instrumentalist, dancer, songwriter, producer, actress, brand ambassador, and philanthropist. With her star rising, she is fast becoming a household name, and the bold & energetic voice of a new generation.
In the build up to her debut album ‘Ammartia’, she has released the Afro-pop flavored dance anthem ‘Mafaro’, which she followed up with the 2014 chart topping love song ‘Kure Kure’. Recorded alongside Zimbabwean superstar Jah Prayzah, the song firmly asserted Ammara’s versatilty & wide appeal. A fact later confirmed when the music video debuted and amassed over 20 000 views within its first two weeks online. Last year she featured on Tytan’s hit song Mukoko.
Having been taught the Mbira by the incomparable Chiwoniso Maraire, Ammara joined Andy Brown’s band The Storm at the age of 14. A Top 5 contestant in Mnet’s Idols at 19, Ammara was writing theme songs for SABC1’s Mzansi Insider, and SABC 2’s Q-Base, by the age of 20. She soon shared stages with artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Kirk Franklin and later Hugh Masekela, HHP, P-Square, Lira among many others.
Having established a solid foundation, Ammara has gone on to perform on many international stages such as Sauti Za Busara and HIFA. Singles such as More Sugar Daddy and Crystal Blue Moon have shown how in tune she is with the inner thoughts & feelings of Zimbabwean men & women the world over. Her most recent release of Havarare has climbed the charts, quite rapidly thanks to her legion adoring of fans, affectionately known as her “Ammartians”. In 2016, Ammara fearured on the show,Coke Studio and performed a song entitled,”Owami alongside Zinhle Ngidi, & Sizwe Ngubane
Without a doubt, Ammara is destined for greatness. It’s clear that with every performance she leaves a piece of her soul with the audience, a feat she never fails to deliver on, with professionally packaged choreography, tonnes of energy & the voice of a true African spirit. Needless to say, the world is ready to fall in love with Zimbabwe’s own . . . Ammara Brown.
Otis Fraser is a Zimbabwean radio and television personality who currently works for Star FM where he presents the show TXO (the cross over) from 12 noon to 3PM from Monday to Thursday. He was famous for presenting the show Teen Scene that aired on ZBC TV in the nineties. Fraser has also worked for Gabz FM in Botswana and also featured on reality show Big Brother Africa: The Chase.
His father is a former musician and his sister was a finalist on the music show CBZ A Academy. He worked at ZBC TV where he presented the show Teen Scene with Sizwakele “Zwa” Ndlovu. He was also a DJ on the then Radio 3 before leaving Zimbabwe in the 90s. After leaving Zimbabwe he worked for Gabz FM in Gaborone, Botswana. He also played as a club DJ in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, United Kingdom. While in South Africa he produced “Tsodiyo” and “Final Battle” for the late Lebo Mathosa of Boom Shaka and Bongo Muffin, respectively. In 2013, Fraser featured on Big Brother: The Chase where he played at the Channel O Party Zone where he entertained the housemates. Before presenting TXO, Fraser or The Flow as he affectionately known on radio, presented Flow Time Drive Show.