BIO

Isabel Novella is a Pan-African singer, songwriter and composer. Unique in style and performance, Isabel has carved her own nice as a performing and recording artist. Her music is best described as a balance between the African rhythms and the western influences (Jazz, pop, soul). In 2009, she was one of the singers chosen to feature on the album Beyond borders released in USA, which involved musicians from 4 continents, where the only singers representing Africa were Isabel Novella – (Mozambique) and Marie Dualne of Zap Mama (Congo- Belgium).

Born in Mozambique and growing up on music stages around the world, Isabel Novella has been fortunate enough to be part of celebrated World music and Jazz festivals .

In 2013, she released her debut album self-titled “ Isabel Novella “ through Native Rhythms Productions and Sony Music Entertainment Africa. With this album, she graced renowned Jazz and African Music Events and Festivals around the world. And her first International collaboration was with Bob James (Fourplay) playing piano on her song “ Voices “ featured on her debut album.


Scenes of Reference:

  • 2020 SAMA ( South African Music Awards ) nominee for best African Album
  • Selected to be the first ever Artist in Residence for the Women in Jazz Festival in Halle –Germany 2017
  • 3rd place World Music category of the International Songwriting Competition ISC 2015 – Ntsumi
  • Nominated as one of the Ambassadors for AAPI ( African Artists Peace Initiative ), along side other 14 female artists from the African Continent .
  • Elected Cultural Figure of the Year (2015) by Radio Moçambique ( Mozambique Radio ),
  • Nominated for the 2014 AFRIMMA for the R&B song of the year category – Moya.