A song by Grammy-nominated Ghanaian Singer and songwriter, Ruby Amanfu is featured in the trailer for ‘Self Made,’ a limited series by streaming giant, Netflix.
‘I’m a Ruler,’ written by Amanfu and Tommee Profitt reflects the story of Madam C.J Walker, America’s first empire-building, barrier-breaking, self-made female millionaire.
Scheduled to premiere on March 20, it tells “the untold and highly irreverent story of black hair care pioneer and mogul Walker (played by Octavia Spencer) and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family to become America’s first black, self-made female millionaire.”
Other stars of the series includes Carmen Ejogo, Blair Underwood, Bill Bellamy and Tiffany Haddish.
Meet America’s first empire-building, barrier-breaking, self-made female millionaire
Octavia Spencer stars in Self Made, a limited series inspired by the incredible life of Madam C.J. Walker pic.twitter.com/VGAi2uNVW7
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“I’ve never been more honored to have an original song of mine and @tommeeprofitt’s,“I’m a Ruler” in a movie trailer,” says Amanfu.
She provided backing vocals on Beyonce’s ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself‘ track on the Grammy-nominated album, Lemonade.
A joint project with colleague, Sam Brooker nabbed a #1 Album of the Year nod by the Associated Press, and a Grammy recognition.
She has also collaborated with artistes including Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Norah Jones, and Patti LaBelle.
Amanfu is also an elected Grammy Board Governor.