Happy birthday to our BET Award winner Sha Sha: Pics. She is almost becoming our national treasurer after scooping that BET Award an achievement many singers dream of. The singer is on everyone’s lips and it seems to be staying that way for quite some time.
Today it’s her birthday and we are proud to help her celebrate this special day. Due to this sudden popularity she has gained she was asked questions about our country by Miss V Candy and she disappointed some of her Zimbabwean fans. But some few days ago she left a lot of her Zimbabwe fans not happy after she failed to answer questions of things that are happening in Zim. It shows that she does not know much about her country.
what made people worry more is that she even failed to know Van Choga and Prophet Passion Java. She does not know the saying Twabam or Tswibidi. But all of that is water under the bridge as we celebrate her. Below are some of the facts you might not know about the songbird and some stunning pictures.
South African hitmaker DJ Maphorisa said he was “speechless” after his protégé Sha Sha became the first Zimbabwean artist to win a BET award on Monday (2 weeks back). Sha Sha announced her arrival on the world stage after winning the gong for Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act at the BET awards which honour black excellence in entertainment and sport.
The record-breaking feat would most likely never have been achieved for the 26-year-old had she not been introduced to Maphorisa, who has produced a string of hits for the Zimbabwean – earning her the title of ‘Queen of Amapiano’, the new sound causing waves in South Africa and the region.
A stunned Sha Sha tweeted “what just happened?” moments after she was named a winner, edging fellow nominees – Nigeria’s Rema; Celeste from the United Kingdom, Hatik from France, Young T & Bugsey from the United Kingdom and Stacy of France.
An outpouring of tributes came from Zimbabwe, led by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, who congratulated her for “this wonderful achievement personally, and for your country.”
“That very sweet moment when our votes actually count,” Chamisa tweeted. “You have done all of us proud.”
Youth, sport and arts minister Kirsty Coventry posted a congratulatory message urging Sha Sha to “keep raising our flag and spreading the light.”
“Thank you for representing Zimbabwe,” singer Jah Prayzah also tweeted.
Born Charmaine Shamiso Mapimbiro (hence Sha Sha) in Bulawayo, the singer was exposed to diverse cultures at an early age.
“I was born in Bulawayo and stayed there for a bit. We then moved to Mutare then Harare. But most of my years were in Mutare because my dad is from Mutare,” Sha Sha said in a February 2020 podcast interview with MacG posted on YouTube.
Sha Sha had two stints in South Africa as a child. Her first stay in Johannesburg was brief, but she returned for a longer stay in the Vaal Triangle where she did her Grade 6, 7 and 8.
“When I started (singing) in Mutare, it was a hobby. My main focus was applying to be a nurse but that wasn’t working well, I was just dropping CVs at hospitals. Now I was conflicted, nursing or music? My parents were going crazy,” the Tender Love star recalls her early years.
Source – MbareTimes/Zimlive
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