A pioneer of Afro house, trailblazing DJ Kitty Amor’s feature documentary has landed on Defected’s YouTube.

This has been a very emotional experience for me. For the first time I have allowed myself to be vulnerable and walk through my journey within music through an unfiltered lens. From discussing my family upbringing, my time in university, navigating the underground music scene in London and rising to being an impactful artist and voice for African Electronic Music worldwide – I am honoured to share my story for those to truly know who Kitty Amor is.”  – Kitty Amor

An all-encompassing narrative of Kitty’s story, Who’s Kitty Amor documents her unique rise to international fame over the last two decades. From her South London upbringing, formative clubbing years at Nottingham University and running nights at the legendary Stealth nightclub; to building her brand in the capital alongside Sef Kombo, and her international DJ success across the globe, her remarkable rise through the ranks of the UK scene and unwavering dedication to flying the flag for Africa’s Electronic Music is told like never before in the 22-minute documentary. 

As well as charting Kitty’s impressive career, Who’s Kitty Amor delves into Kitty’s personal narrative and the challenges she faced coming out as part of the LGBTQI+ community. Growing up in a Christian household, the film delves into the relationship with her parents, including her dad’s own musical career, and how the Black London club scene became her surrogate family during the most challenging of times in her life.

“I have immense respect for Kitty and her journey. It is powerful to see her using her voice to share her story so openly and honestly. Through this documentary, I hope that people will find inspiration and courage by witnessing Kitty’s journey. – Maik Diederen, Director

With high profile contributors such as Simon Dunmore, Kid Fonque, Sef Kombo and Sio, as well as those closest to Kitty throughout her meteoric rise, Who’s Kitty Amor is directed by Maik Diederen, best known for his work on the Glitterbox documentary Where Love Lives

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