Epic Records have taken on 18-year-old newcomer A*M*E after her previous label, Gary Barlow's Future Records, went bust at the end of last year.

The singer from Sierra Leone (via Lewisham) was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2013.

With new releases rumoured to be in the pipeline, and with the additional clout of a Sony-owned label backing her up, A*M*E might just fulfil the BBC's prophecy yet.