Amaka Queenette Press

Does Amaka Queenette's future lie in nursing or as a singing star? The answer is both
CBC: The Intro
March 24, 2021

"But the tact and drive that Amaka Queenette applies to her pursuits are steadily attracting that community. "There's two versions of me at war," she shared. "Patience — everything that's yours will come to you, keep doing the work — and the aggressive side: I want this by any means necessary."

Amaka Queenette Interview
when i make it to la.
November 13, 2020

"One of the best new artists that I’ve had the privilege of covering. Her music is ethereal and surreal, swirling together a symphony of sound and throwing a powerful yet refined voice into the mix"

Fleeting, Inconsequential EP Review
Lyrical Lemonade 
By Jarred Howard
July 29, 2020

"Thoughtful lyrics and her textured vocals work cohesively to evoke feelings of nostalgia in the listener. Amaka’s music reminds you that often melancholy and contentment come from the same source."

Laura Stanly
June 29, 2020

"Between youthful joy and melancholic introspection but by not sticking solely to one emotional state"

Amaka Queenette - Tomboy Records Muse
June 23, 2020

"'Fleeting, Inconsequential' is a body of work that addresses loves and lives past. The title was inspired by that movie, [...]. The project is inspired by fear of the ever-changing and the seeming insignificance of a single human life."

Discovery: Fleeting, Inconsequential
Nefarious Supply
April 30, 2020

"Genre-defying style is a breath of fresh air. Her thoughtful lyrics and her textured vocals work together to evoke feelings of nostalgia"

Buzz Music
May 19, 2020

Interview: "Diving Deep Into Amaka Queenette's Latest Release, “Fleeting, Inconsequential”."

May 8, 2020

"Queenette's music is said to remind you that melancholy, and contentment come from the same place, incorporating nostalgic elements that let us resonate with the old and the new"

May 13, 2020

"De l’ombre, de la soul, de la lumière aussi, et du rnb, une voix qui plane, contourne, enveloppe, une instrumentale faite de murmures, de basses qui claque en finesse, de beats et batteries aux breaks subtils, de synthés et de guitares qui tissent un drapé soyeux…"

With “Feeling, Inconsequential,” Amaka Queenette Unveils A Breathtaking R&B Vision
May 11, 2020
By Chaka V. Grier

"Queenette’s gently layered vocals evoking surrender, yearning, and despair all at once. Around her voice float snippets of spoken-word passages that stand in for Queenette’s internal dialogue, weighing out her impulses and feelings"

May 1, 2020

"Its complexity and creativity; it’s unlike anything other R&B artists are doing"

April 30, 2020
Robb Donker Curtius

"Rich and commanding vocal aesthetic...possesses the casual artistic self awareness of someone twice her age"

Serious Betty
April 29, 2020
Sami Huda

"Refreshingly creative project that touches on themes of love, loss and loneliness"

"The sound of Toronto right now: this music is setting the tone in 2020"
Now Magazine
January 22, 2020
Chaka V. Grier

"Soulful and elegant, she moves between jazz, R&B and gospel with ease while singing about isolation and soul-searching"

"Canadian Music Week Review"
May 9, 2019
Kateryna Topol
 Vacant EP Review
November 9, 2018

"Performance was strong and inviting, engaging the small audience"

"Soothing, spacious, and inwardly-examining journey through the mind of a young woman striving to better understand herself and her world"

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"Vacant EP Review"
SCM Internal
October 16, 2018
Jaide Wilkinson

"The production which tells a story without even having to know what the words of the album are saying"