Fast rising star and South African singer-songwriter, Filipa, first burst onto the music scene in 2014 after winning an international Ryan Seacrest cover competition. Her haunting rendition o0f One Direction’s Story of My Life shot her to instant stardom and provided a global platform to release her own debut single Chills on RyanSeacrest.com.
Following this success, Filipa released Little White Lie in 2016, which quickly climbed the iTunes and South African radio charts, including within the top five on 5FM and Jacaranda FM.
With deep and personal messages in all of her lyrics, Filipa continues to touch hearts and minds with her music and talent. In recognition of this, she was honored with Glamour’s Next Big Thing at the Women of the Year Awards in 2014, as well as a Cosmo Awesome Women Nomination.
No stranger to live performance and in tribute to her Mediterranean roots, Filipa was asked to sing the Portuguese national anthem at the Portugal – Mozambique friendly during the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup; in front of no less than 30 000 people.
Filipa has spent much of her time, since 2014, working with songwriters and producers in South Africa and the US, including Grammy-Award winning songwriter Pam Sheyne (best known for Christiana Aguilera’s global hit, “Genie in a Bottle”), who she collaborated with for the hit single, Little White Lie.
She has also been developing her own unique sound, as well as pushing her musical boundaries to grow as an artist, while studying online towards a BA degree in the Liberal Arts.
Fans can expect much more from the local sensation, who is set to release several singles and an EP in months to come. As a result of her ongoing collaboration with artists, producers and songwriters, both locally and abroad, Filipa’s upcoming work is sure to create the stir that is now expected from her talent, perseverance and dedication.
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