Abigail Chamungwana

is a talented songstress and a classically trained multi-instrumentalist based in Dar Es Salaam , Tanzania. At only 18 years old, she is one of the youngest East African artists to officially be signed to a Major record label – Sony Music Africa.

Her talent has also gained her global recognition such as being the first Tanzanian to perform at the Dubai Expo 2020, being on The Kelly Clarkson Show, performing at the NBA Africa Halftime Show, and being posted by Naomi Campbell and Queen Bey (Beyoncé) herself.

Abigail’s music is characterized by lively pop melodies and soulful Afro RnB arrangements that allow her to show off her impressive vocal range. In addition, she sings in three languages, English, Swahili and French. 

Abigail has also graced the Times Square billboard, in New York — being the second Tanzanian to make it as Spotify Equal Africa’s ambassador.

5 THE EP

Abigail recently released an EP named “5”, of which is a classic collection of six magnificent hit tracks.

The EP is named 5 as it represents the five most important things in Abigail’s life – God (5 representing God’s grace), Family (family of 5), her passion for music (plays 5 musical instruments), her musical journey (started learning music at 5 years old), and excellence (5 stars).

The EP relays her East African essence to the world and has made a distinct etch on the Tanzanian, African and global Afro music scene.

This EP has debuted in Tanzania as the number 1 album in the country, and album number 3 in Africa. It has also topped the Top 100 Africa, and Top 100 Nigeria charts.

The first single release from the EP, named “Nani?” is a Bongo Flava-Amapiano fusion that topped the charts, charting as the number 1 song in Tanzania just 24 hours after release and remaining at the number 1 spot for 6 weeks!

Abigail is the first few East Africans to be featured on the Dotty Show, as this track was officially released on the show

HER PASSIONS

Aside from music, Abigail is incredibly passionate about mental health. In 2019, she founded a youth program which aims to raise awareness on mental health issues and erase the shame and stigma that surrounds it by creating a safe space for the youth to come together and discuss the challenges they face, reminding each other that it is ‘okay not to be okay’ , normalizing mental health issues, improving understanding and increasing access to healthcare in the process.

The Talk has since received support from the government and has managed to bring in specialists & guests from around Africa to speak to the Tanzanian youth.

In 2020, Abigail was appointed as the UNICEF Youth Advocate in Tanzania for Mental Health and Gender Equality. Visibly, her musical talent is a powerful conduit for social change.

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