Shola Ama (born Mathurin Campbell, 18 March 1979, in Paddington, London) is an English singer who scored her biggest hit in 1997 with a cover of Turley Richards' "You Might Need Somebody".
Ama was born in Paddington, London of a white father and an Afro-Caribbean (Dominican & St. Lucian) mother . She attended Quintin Kynaston School in the early 1990s. At 15 she was singing to herself on a platform at Hammersmith tube station, and was overheard by Kwame Kwaten, a producer at the FreakStreet record label. In 1995 an unknown independent label released a single titled "Celebrate", which was a ballad produced by D'Influence. Although the single was not a commercial success, it did draw attention to Ama as an artist. On her 16th birthday she signed a record deal with WEA.