Amuka is the stage name used by singer/songwriter Sheila Brody. Originally from Detroit, she was discovered by funk musician George Clinton and became a member of the Brides Of Funkenstein, a P-Funk spin-off act.

Although she has performed as a rock and funk singer, Brody has earned the most success as a club/dance vocalist. In 1999 (as Blackwood) she released a best-selling album (Friday Night) and single (“Peace”) in Italy before returning to the United States. Teaming with producer/remixer Peter Rauhofer she has released several singles that have charted well on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, but were massive dance floor hits that today are considered classics. One such classic, the 2003 song “Appreciate Me” appeared on the television soundtrack Queer as Folk: Club Babylon. In 2006 Amuka earned her first number-producer and engineer John Cassidy. Amuka has also collaborated with musician, producer, and engineer John Cassidy from Beat City Records in Miami, Florida, contributing remixer and vocal production.