Aminata opens up about racism, survival and happiness

| November 25, 2020

Latvian show “Rezervēts” (translation:”Reserved”) is about the black and white past of celebrities, internet hooligans and those who have strengthened in the harshness of life, what  they have learnt from it and how they are focusing on the future.
As the host of the show, Armands Tripans says “Colourful shows – black and white tells”.


During episode 6 of the second season, which aired on Latvian channel “TV360” in October this year, one of the guests was the Latvian representative at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest held in Vienna – and that was Aminata Savadogo or  as we knew her as at Eurovision – Aminata.

In this series Aminata tells the host how hard it was to grow up in the region of Bolderaja in Riga, fighting against racism. She explained she was called bad words and pushed by peers. Aminata still hasn’t been able to understand how her father can love one child, but not the other. Returning from Eurovision, she drove herself into a corner which she could only get out of with a psychotherapist’s help.

Who is Aminata?

Aminata is a Latvian singer, songwriter, record producer, and model. She represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 and placed 6th in the Grand Final.
Aminata has also co-written other entries for Latvia, such as “Heartbeat” for Justs in 2016 and “Still Breathing” for Samanta Tina in 2020.

Here is Andy and Clara interviewing Samanta Tina, who will be representing Latvia in Eurovision 2021!

What do you think of this series?  Do you want Aminata to return at Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comment section down below!


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