WATCH: Maltese Singer's Touching 'Għanja Tal-Poplu’ Entry Is All About Her Adorable Adopted Niece

The song landed Monica her second award at the popular contest

Nieces and nephews are blessings sent into our lives to make them more amazing. They’re the best humans ever, and you can watch them grow and teach them values and cool stuff without having to change any diapers or stay awake at night. You’ll also get extra brownie points if you’re their favourite aunt or uncle, and imagine how many more points you'll get if you write a winning song about them.

Monica Said, one of this year's winners at L-Għanja tal-Poplu, portrayed this perfectly well with her touching song Anamika. Expressing her love towards her niece, Monica performed the song and later even released a music video featuring cute Anamika.

“In 2017, Monica got a call from her sister telling her that they have been matched with Anamika,” Jean Pierre, Monika’s boyfriend told Lovin Malta.

Anamika, who is now three years old, was born in Calcutta, India. She was adopted by Monica’s sister and her husband through Aġenzija Tama last year.

The parents were told that Anamika might be deaf due to the fact that she had not yet started forming words, but after falling in love with the girl, they went on with the adoption procedure. After months of sitting on edge and waiting for a reply, the adoption was finally set in motion.

On the 2nd of September last year, Monica’s sister and her husband flew to India to bring their beloved child home. It also happened to be the same night that Monica participated for the first time in L-Għanja tal-Poplu with her song Ritratt, with which she won her first Award for Best Interpretation.

“Everyone instantly fell in love with her, it was incredible,” Jean Pierre told Lovin Malta.

After two weeks in India, Anamika and her parents made their way to Malta.

“Anamika instantly adjusted to life in Malta, and within a couple of weeks she started speaking in both Maltese and English and even babbled a bit in Italian."

Adorable Anamika inspired Monica to write this year's entry, which won her another Best Interpretation Award at L-Għanja tal-Poplu.

The song is accompanied by the most adorable video ever, featuring Anamika and her family enjoying precious moments. It’s a bit of a tearjerker, so be warned; Anamika will win your heart with her incredibly infectious smile.

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Chiara Micallef

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