Seasoned with a little controversy, she is the Mozambican version of the women she looks up to: Lil’ Kim, Da Brat and Queen Latifah all wrapped up in one. She came into the Industry in 2005 and by 2006 her album was already bagging accolades. The beauty then got the love from all over the continent as she was nominated in four categories in the CHOAMVA 2007 and won two. She is not just about vocals but she is an energetic dancer getting down rhythmically with her dancers both on video and on stage.
Ivânnea Mudanisse commonly know as Dama do Bling (translates to the Bling Lady) is a Mozambican singer, rapper, stylist and writer. She is a Hip Hop and R&B artist. Her first solo song “Haterz” was released in 2005. Dama do Bling has a number of hits under her belt including “Me Luv It”, “My Eish” and “Swagger On” and has had the opportunity to perform alongside internationally acclaimed stars Keri Hilson and Sean Paul. She has been nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video in 2008, Museke Online Music Awards (MOAMAS) for Best Music Video in 2011 and won Artist of the Year Awards, Song of the Year and Most Popular Artist at the Mozambican Music Awards in 2011.
Dama do Bling is sometimes described as Mozambique’s ‘Lil’ Kim’ and has done collaborations with various African artists.
Dama do Bling discovered her passion for music at the age of 14, where she did some free style hip hop singing of DaBrat, warren G, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim and others.
It appears that music runs in the family, as Dama do Bling’s sister is singer Hernani da Silva.
Some of the books that she has authored include “Diary of A Irreverent” which is a memoir and “Melissa and the Rainbow”, a dedication to children.