Kenyan-Norwegian singer Stella Mwangi represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Mangi performed her track "Haba Haba", which topped the singles chart in Norway earlier this year. Unfortunately: Stella Mwangi made it only as far as the Semi-Finals.
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"[Mwangi's] work has been used in films such as American Pie and Save the Last Dance, also in TV-series such as CSI New York and Scrubs. She has won several awards including; the Kisima Awards, Clops Awards and Jeermaan Awards [and] she is one of the most popular singers in Norway."
Mwangi was accompanied by several Black dancers and backup singers. An historic move by the virtually all-white Scandinavian nation: Sending a Black representative to Eurovision ... who sings in English and Swahili to Afro Beats.
Mwangi was one of several Black contestants at Eurovision 2011, including Simon Webbe in Blue who represented the UK, Italian singer Senit who repped San Marino, and numerous background singers. For a history of Black singers at Eurovision see HERE.
Brava to Stella Mwangi and Noway. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...