Solána ‘SZA’ Rowe, US singer and songwriter, has adopted ‘Amarachi Chinonso,’ a Nigerian name, on her verified Instagram profile.
The 28-year-old 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.
‘Amarachi’ in Igbo language means ‘God’s grace’ while Chinonso means ‘God is close.’
The Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) songstress appears to be the next non-Nigerian celebrity drawn to Nigeria’s unique culture and people.
SZA earned four Grammy nominations with her debut album ‘Ctrl’ which was certified platinum. She has written songs for award-winning female artists like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.
The songstress is also set to team up with Travis Scott and a host of artists for ‘The Throne’ a track inspired by ‘Game of Thrones, popular HBO series.
Other featured artists for ‘The Throne’ include; The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Rocky, Chloe X Halle, Ellie Goulding, Jacob Banks, James Arthur and Joey BadA$$.
Lennon Stella, Lil Peep, Maren Morris, Matthew Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, Rosalía feat. A.CHAL and X Ambassadors, The Lumineers and The National will also contribute to the song.