Fans of American singer, Solana Rowe a.k.a. SZA react over her recent adoption of a Nigerian name ” Amarachi Chinonso” on social media.
According to All Africa, SZA recently adopted a Nigerian name of Igbo origin, ‘Amarachi’ means ‘God’s grace’ while Chinonso means, ‘God is close’ on her Instagram page. Fans immediately took to the comment section of their Instagram handle to express delight, saying they were proud of the African- American artiste for “identifying with her roots.”
Others were asking the music star to disclose reasons for her change of name and the inspiration behind it.
Obsessed_style said, “shoutout to @SZA for being an absolute Queen. We’ve always loved you but now our love for you is X3. Igbo kwenu!”
Kelechikakesss said,11 “If you Nigerian can you tell us because we wanna know ASAP”
Itslavivi said, “Can you please tell us the inspiration behind the Igbo name in your bio?”
Majesty_lyn said, “Omg you’re Nigerian!!!!!!! I’m screaming”
The Grammy-nominated songstress, who recently performed at the Dreamville Festival, a concert which also featured Davido, a Nigerian Afrobeat singer would now want to be addressed by the name, which is of Igbo origin.
The 29-year-old Grammy-nominated artiste singer born to African-American parents, a Christian mother and a Muslim father in St. Louis, recently performed at the Dreamville Festival, a concert which also featured Davido, a Nigerian Afrobeat singer.
The artist is set to be on the official soundtrack for the new Game of Thrones, Season eight, alongside The Weeknd and Travis Scott.
SZA’s debut studio album, ‘Ctrl’, was released in 2017. It debuted at number three on the U.S Billboard 200 and was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The album and its songs were nominated for four Grammy Awards, while SZA was nominated for Best New Artist at the 60th annual ceremony.