Spouse Mads Rieverfield
Parents Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia
Name Stella Mwangi
Albums Kinanda, Living For Music
|Born 1 September 1986 (age 29)Nairobi, Kenya (1986-09-01) |
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, Rapper
Genres Pop music, Soul music, Hip hop music
Similar People Mohombi, Ravi, J Rice
Birth name Stella Nyambura Mwangi
Stella mwangi koolio official video
Stella Nyambura Mwangi (born 1 September 1986), also known by the stage name STL, is a Kenyan-Norwegian singer, songwriter and rapper. Mwangi writes a lot of her music about the situation in her home country Kenya, and 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 Presents: The Naked Mile and Save the Last Dance 2, and also in TV-series such as CSI: NY 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 after winning the Melodi Grand Prix 2011.
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- Early and personal life
- Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Mwangi has had hits in Kenya, Senegal, and Gambia.
Stella mwangi biashara ft kristoff khaligraph jones official video
Early and personal life
Stella was born in Murang'a in Central Province of Kenya in 1986 and spent her first 5 years there before her family moved to a small village in Norway in 1991. She started to practice playing music when she was eight years old. She also plays the piano. Her father made sure she and her siblings learned Gikuyu language and Swahili even far away from home. He used cultural music and poetry to teach them the languages and this inspired Stella's music and her connection to the Kenyan culture.
Mwangi's father was killed in a hit-and-run accident in February 2012.
Eurovision Song Contest 2011
In 2011, Mwangi participated in the Norwegian national selection Melodi Grand Prix 2011 to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. On 12 February 2011, Mwangi emerged as the winner.
On 10 May, she represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Haba Haba" but failed to qualify for the Eurovision final, despite being one of the big favourites of the contest.
Stella first topped the official singles chart in Norway in week 6, 2011 with her winning song "Haba Haba".