The 80's lunch

Banarama Pick Their First Release


British pop trio Banarama released their first single Aie a Mwana on the 5th of September 1981.

It was a cover of a song written by French-Belgian songwriters Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger.

The track was first recorded in 1971 under the title Aieaoa and featured on a dance album.

The Banarama version just broke into the UK Top 100.

The girls had to wait until the following year for their first hit, It Aint What You Do, a duet with Fun Boy Three.

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