Jamie Lever steps into the music world with Afro-Indian song

Sakal Times
Sunday, 6 January 2019

 Jamie said, “Music has always been an important part of my life, in fact, many thought that I’ll take up singing as a career but I was passionate about comedy and wanted to act. Even though I decided to follow my father’s footsteps and do comedy, I make it a point to incorporate singing in my stand-up acts and performances”. 

Jamie Lever, well known for her comedian genes from her father and veteran actor Johny Lever, is launching her first song which is a blend of an African and Indian song. Jamie has done more than 160 standup shows globally, she has also been part of Comedy Circus ke Mahabali on Sony TV and hosted many tv shows.
 
Apart from comedy, Jamie has an interest in singing. When she was younger, her father noticed that she had the gift of singing so he used to make her sing his favourite songs. Soon after she was put into singing classes where she learnt Indian classical and started participating in singing competitions at school. She  also sings in church choirs.
 
 Jamie said, “Music has always been an important part of my life, in fact, many thought that I’ll take up singing as a career but I was passionate about comedy and wanted to act. Even though I decided to follow my father’s footsteps and do comedy, I make it a point to incorporate singing in my stand-up acts and performances”. 

“ This is my first song cover and will always be special for me, as I wanted to record something different. My friends and family supported me in the making of the song,” she added.
  
She has sung a cover of Niroge which is a beautiful song sung by an African singer Vanessa Mdee. “We love world music at home and we listen to all kinds of music. One day, I came across this song and completely fell in love with it. I heard it about 100 times or more to learn all the lyrics even though I didn’t understand them. It was then that I decided I had to do something with this. I reached out to Vanessa on Twitter and she was kind enough to give me a go ahead. Jawani Janeman, the second track I used, is by Asha Bhosleji, who is my favourite and you can say I began my career impersonating her so we thought why not sing her song?,” expressed Jamie.

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