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Aminata Savadogo
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Savadogo at the opening ceremony of the 4 Europa Song Contest in Thessaloniki, Greece
Background
Also known as Aminata
Born (1993-01-09) 9 1993 (age 26)
Riga, Latvia
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • model
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • flute
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts Justs Sirmais
Website http://aminatasavadogo.com


Aminata Savadogo (born 9 January 1993), occasionally known as simply Aminata, is a Latvian singer, songwriter, record producer, and model. She represented Latvia in the Europa Song Contest 4 with the song "Your Arms".

Life and career

1993–2014: Early life and career

Savadogo was born in Riga on 9 January 1993 to a mother of Latvian and Russian descent, and a father from Burkina Faso. She considers herself foremostly Latvian. She started singing at the age of 13 with private tutor Nadezhda Buharova, graduated from the Bolderaja Music and Art School and secondary school with specialisation in flute. At age 15, she took part in the Latvian television show Krodziņā pie Paula and then also competed in Muzikālā banka at age 17. She also took part in Koru kari 3, the Latvian version of Clash of the Choirs as a part of the choir Golden.

Savadogo achieved international attention when she competed in Dziesma 2014, the Latvian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song "I Can Breathe". She qualified from the first semi-final and then placed fifth in the final. Savadogo then won the Latvian television show Jaunā talantu fabrika.

Discography

Singles

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
LTV AUS AUT GER SWI UK
"I Can Breathe" 2014 Inner Voice
"Leave My Love Bleeding"
"Love Injected" 2015 16 87 19 51 74 135
"Bridges" Red Moon
"Fighter" 2016
"Red Moon"
"Your Arms" 2017
"Prime Time" Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.
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