Amara: The afro latin beauty heating up american tv screens

Amara La Negra is a singer, dancer, actor, reality TV star and all-around entertainer. As a child star, the Afro-Latina born got an early start when she featured regularly on the long-running Spanish-language TV program Sábado Gigante. Her music career also dates back to her teenage years, however, she got a major boost in early 2018 when she appeared in season 1 of the hit reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: Miami.

From age four, the talented youngster became known among Spanish TV audiences when she landed a regular spot on the Univision variety TV program Sábado Gigante. She first participated in the singing competition segment after which she joined the children’s music group of the show. Amara later joined the Univision dance troupe and she equally got to perform as a background dancer for major artists. Among her early musical influences are Willy Chirino, Olga Tañón and the late Celia Cruz.


In the summer of 2017, Amara La Negra was cast in the first season of the hit reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: Miami, which marked a turning point in her career. Armed with an exotic look, a larger-than-life personality, and a ton of self-confidence, the Afro-Latino bombshell easily became the breakout star of the show after it premiered on January 1, 2018. Soon after her highly-celebrated debut, she landed a multimillion-dollar multi-album recording contract with music company BMG and Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide. She equally got signed to global entertainment and literary agent United Talent Agency in February 2018.

Amara La Negra was born in the US to Afro-Hispanic parents of Dominican origin. In search of better opportunities, her mother Ana Maria Oleaga immigrated to the US from the Dominican Republic before she was born. Apparently, her father was absent during her upbringing as there is very little information about him. Her mother works as a cook in Miami and she appeared alongside her daughter on the reality show Love & Hip Hop: Miami as a supporting cast member.

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