Stella Nyambura Mwangi (also known as Stella and STL) is a Norwegian hip-hop artist on MTG records.
Stella Nyambura Mwangi was born on 1st September 1986 in Murang’a , Central Province of Kenya to Mr & Mrs Mwangi. In 1991 at age of four years her family relocated to a small village in Norway where she spent her early childhood years despite the discrimination they initially encountered there.
On immigrating to Norway, Stella learned to speak Norwegian and attended a Norwegian School. Despite locating to a far away from their mother land, her dad ensured that Stella and siblings learned to speak Kikuyu and Swahili Language by using cultural music and poetry to teach them and this inspired and impacted positively on Stella’s music and her connection to the Kenyan culture.
In 2006, she released an EP with some famous Kenyan guest artists, and became the best female newcomer in Kenya. Her songs is used on many TV series and movies like “American Pie”, “Save the Last Dance 2”, “CSI New York” and “Ghost Whisperer”.
In 2011, Mwangi participated in the Norwegian national selection; Melodi Grand Prix 2011 to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, with the song “Haba Haba” written & produced by Stella, Beyond51/Big City
She entered the Eurovision Song Contest stage in Dûsseldorf may 10th and made the audience dance, but she didn`t qualify for the Grand Final.
Stella Mwangi has won several awards including the KISIMA Awards in Kenya for the Best New and Promising artist , Clops Awards, Jeermaan Awards and Melodi Grand Prix 2011 in Norway. Stella’s songs such as “Crazy”, “Feeling Love” and ” The Swing”, which she did with The DNC, was picked by the Position Music and Choice Tracks based in Los Angeles as soundtracks on world Famous TV series such as CSI: NY and Scrubs and as well as film movies such as Save the Last Dance 2, American Pie 5 Presents: The Naked Mile, Redline and the series; CSI New York, CSI Las Vegas, Ghost whisperer, Big shot, Scrubs and Army Wives.
In 2005 Stella performed for Nelson Mandela while he was in Norway for an AIDS eradication campaign.
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