Adina Thembi Ndamse (born 3 October)[2] better known by her stage name Adina is a GhanaianSouth African singer, songwriter, actress and sometimes a model. She was the winner of music reality show Stars of the Future in 2008.[3] Her eighth music single titled “Too Late” won her two awards – Record of the Year and Best Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in Ghana.[4] In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch

Early life and music career

Adina started singing when she was a young girl. She had her senior high school education at the Wesley Girls High School and then moved to Central University where she obtained a degree in Environmental and Development Studies. Growing up as a kid she joined the National Theater Choir where she got to perform at Kidafest and Fun World shows.[6]

She shot to prominence in the Ghana music scene when she competed in the music reality show ‘Stars of the Future’ organized by Charter House Ghana and eventually became the winner.[7]

She performed online concerts during the COVID-19

Awards and nominations

Ghana Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2021 Herself Artiste of the Year[9] Nominated
2021 Araba Album of the Year[10] Won
2021 Herself Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste of the Year[11] Nominated
2021 Take care of you ft Stonebwoy Collaboration of the Year[12] Nominated
2021 Hear me Best Female Vocal Performance of the Year[13] Nominated
2021 Daddy’s Little girl Record of the Year[14] Won
2021 Adina-Hyedin Songwriter of the Year[15] Nominated
2021 Why Best Music Song of the Year[16] Nominated
2021 Take care of you ft. Stonebwoy Best Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year[17] Nominated
2021 Why Best Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year[18] Won
2020 Herself Record of the Year[19] Nominated
2018 Herself Best Female Vocalist of the Year[20] Won
2017 Herself Afropop Song of the Year[21] Won
2017 Herself Best Female Vocalist[22] Won
2016 Herself Record of the Year[23] Nominated
2016 Herself Afropop Song of the Year Nominated
2016 Herself Best Female Vocalist of Year Nominated

Entertainment Achievement Awards

In March 2021, she was awarded the ‘Best Female Artiste’ of the Year category in the Entertainment Achievement Awards.[24][25][26]

3Music Awards

In March 2021, her song WHY was the Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year in the 3Music Awards.[27]

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

Year Award Work Result
2021 Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year Why Won[28]
2021 Female Vocalist of the Year Hear Me Nominated [1]

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