"5 Min with Sha Sha"
Bona Magazine spent sometime with the sensational Sha Sha and got to know her more , She is the voice behind some of the biggest hits in South Africa such as Akulaleki , Love me tonight , Tender Love and more
Where is she from :
I moved around a lot as a child because my parents separated after I was born. I stayed with my grandmother at one point, and with my aunts at another. While living with my grandmother, I joined a choir and my journey with music began. I discovered that I could sing and started taking piano lessons for a while. Although I knew I could sing, I didn’t take it seriously until my friends took my music to one of Zimbabwe’s biggest radio stations. It was well-received and this made me happy. I then met renowned producer Audius Mtawarira who became my mentor and helped me improve my craft.
Where did her Career Start :
Audius and I were looking to break outside of Zimbabwe, so we partnered with Brian Soko who helped us connect with South African producers. We then travelled to SA where I worked with a few producers and rappers, such as Priddy Ugly and Rouge, who featured me on their albums. During this time, I also met DJ Maphorisa through my cab driver. I played him one of my ballads, and he liked it. So, we started working together. Through him, I was able to collaborate with Mlindo the Vocalist on Nge Thanda Wena and jazz legend Don Laka. From this point, my careers started to pick up.
About your Debut EP Blossom :
I’ve been recording for a long time, but first wanted a solid foundation and to sign the right deal. Blossom is the result of a lot of blood, sweat and tears. It is a chance for people to get to know and finally see me. Even though it took over a year to drop, it came together really well. When I finally decided to put it together, I recorded it at DJ Maphorisa’s studio where I met Kabza De Small and Samthing Soweto. They are both featured. Blossom comes from a warm place of love.
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