better known as just “Manuela” was born in Kenya to Kenyan and
Swiss parents, lived in Switzerland for a couple of years, then came
to Canada. But it wasn’t until she lived in the Bahamas during her
high school years, that she became interested in music. She taught
herself how to play the guitar and piano and began singing. She
started leading worship at her church. She then moved back to Canada
and went to Briercrest where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music
Leadership. She then moved to Vancouver to pursue music. She has now
settled down just outside of Edmonton, Alberta in Sherwood Park.
That’s eight different cities on three continents before the age of
She has released five
independent albums. The first was an EP called Some Kind of Wonderful
in 2003. Then Summer EP in 2007, followed by The Love EP in 2008.
In 2010 she released
her first full-length album on her own independent label called
Golden Recordings. As Executive Producer, Manuela raised thousands of
dollars to fund the album. That album was called A Different Kind
release is an EP featuring a newly produced radio version of
“Circling Numbers” as well as two never-before-heard songs. It is
called The Golden Story (2011).