Cape Verde singer Mayra Andrade’s latest CD, Stória, Stória, has received the German Critics’ Award. Only a few months after its release, the singer’s second CD has also sold enough to give it gold status in Portugal.
Andrade has been collecting awards since 2001, when she earned the gold medal in the song category at the Francophone Games in Ottawa, Canada. Her debut CD, Navega, also received the German Critics’ Award. The singer was awarded a Diploma of Cultural Merit by the Ministry of Culture of Cape Verde, an honor that was followed by the BBC 3 World Music Award. In May 2008, the artist received the no-less-important Cubadisco Award.