mari.ama embodies Afropoean culture with roots spreading across Sierra Leone, Guinea, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, and Norway - a blend of influences that resonates through her music. Fulani nomad by heritage, she weaves melodic trails from the urban landscapes of Freetown, Cologne, Paris, and Berlin, leaving a fusion of folk, soul, pop, beats, and West African instruments in her wake.

Alongside her musical endeavors, mari.ama is deeply committed to working towards a more diverse and inclusive cultural landscape. In 2021 she co-founded the Berlin-based femergy collective, a community-building project of fem artists, sharing resources and championing diversity and inclusivity within the cultural landscape. In 2022, she curated the vagabond pop-up festival, ATMOSPHÈRE, and in 2023, she embarked on a new venture, founding her own label, the Heart.Work, breathing life into her artistic vision.

In addition, mari.ama is an engaging presenter who is passionate about meaningful discussions on social, cultural, and societal issues. She started with contributions for WDRforyou and recently moderated the conference "Intercultural Cologne". She has also been active as a panellist at events such as the Autumn Meeting of German Media Women and at c/o pop music convention. mari.ama appreciates the opportunity to bring her passion for relevant issues to these occasions.