Amal Fashanu is a TV presenter, Singer, Designer and Activist against Homophobia in Football.
Now based in London, Amal has founded a Sports Foundation in Honour of her late Uncle Justin Fashanu Called 'The Justin Fashanu Foundation' www.tjff.org.uk or on Instagram @thejustinfashanufoundation
He was the first Million pound black player in England as well as being the first Openly Gay footballer whilst currently playing in the world to date.
Amal writes for the likes of The Guardian and The Huffington post mainly about Fashion, Football and Royal Affairs.
With a BASc in Communication and Media Studies from Brunel University and a Masters in handbag design from IED University in Madrid, Amal speaks English, Spanish and French fluently.
For 2 years whilst studying her Masters in Madrid, Amal Presented a Spanish Live Show Called 'Viva la Vida' on Telecinco. ( Channel 5).
Following this, Amal has recently launched her debut collection of exquisitely functional and modern Hand bags for Men and Women under 'AF handbags' brand, following the success of her Equality Street Wear Brand Black Heart Label Founded in 2012.
Anyone who meets Amal for the first time says the same thing, "Amal is a vibe!" Although she certainly is, this multi layered artist is much, much more.
Amal is a multidisciplinary creative talent who has excelled as a pioneering creative director, broadcaster & philanthropist. Now she is focusing all her infectious energy on becoming an artist and The Shape of Afrobeat to Come.
Inspired by Sade Adu and Alicia Keys her sound is a sonic sculpture of her heritage and unique life experiences. The alchemy of a contemporary urban tempo, fused with Afrobeat rhythm, punctuated by her hyptnotic melodic Spanish and French poetry.
Her first EP release, titled ‘New Beginnings’, will be available to stream on all platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, on June 1st 2022. It features the lead single ‘Detty December’.
Detty December’s music video was shot in Accra, (Ghana) and tells the story of a broken hearted girl reclaiming her power after her man indulges in his Detty December and then tries to crawl back.
As Afrobeat transforms into an international experience like reggae did half a century ago, it has begun to blend with other forms of music, art & expressions.
Amal is The Shape of Afrobeat to Come. Taking it beyond music into culture....