Shekhinah opens up about her evolution, collab with Sunglass Hut and boss babe energy. We’re excited to present our August – Women’s Month issue; powered by women for women. We have two covers this month so you already know you’re in for a treat.
We actually can’t decide which cover we love more because both Shekhinah and Karabo Poppy are such dynamic powerhouses. The collaboration between the stars and Sunglass Hut is also an iconic one. Seeing as pairs seem to the main theme for this issue, it would’t be such a bad idea to get yourself 2 copies. In the interim, we offer you a glimpse of Shekhinah’s cover story. Be sure to check out Karabo’s too.
We last caught up with Shekhinah when she starred on the cover of our 2020 Disruptors issue shortly after the country went into a hard lockdown. We’re ecstatic to meet up with her at the One Park restaurant in Gardens, a curated space where music, food, and art connect – and the perfect location for our cover shoot. She exudes infectious energy, and I can’t wait to find out how she’s been since gracing our cover.
It’s been a crazy time! I’ve done a lot of growing up as well as restructuring at home and work. This pandemic has been a whirlwind, but by the grace of God, we live to see another sunrise and sunset, and for that, I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Her highly anticipated sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise, released in 2021, after a four-year hiatus since her debut album, Rose Gold, has received rave reviews.
Her fans didn’t know how to act when it finally dropped. About her creative process, she says it was a journal of the past three years since Rose Gold summed up in a 45-minute album. “My process for any project is documenting my emotions or feelings through song and updating them as I go until it eventually feels like a well- constructed chapter of my life I’m ready to share.” The reception blew her away. “It’s proof of the love and support people have for my music. It exceeded my expectations!”
So how’s the follow-up album different from the first one? “I think it’s because I love the album from start to finish. I took my time and put my feelings before everyone else’s.
In other news – Actor Mncedisi Shabangu has passed away
Mzansi actor, writer and director Mncedisi Shabangu passed away on Sunday, 24 July, at his home in Mpumalanga.
The news of the actor’s passing was posted on Instagram by his close friend Hamilton Dlamini, who’s also an actor. Learn more