‘I am out of words. Did not see this coming at all. Honestly, l am just grateful, thankful, excited, numb. Just a whole a lot of emotions. The mere fact that I am nominated man! This is
amazing! I need you all more than ever to bring this home…’ Sha Sha
Born Charmaine Mapimbiro popularly known as Sha Sha lands a BET Nomination at this year’s BET Awards 2020. Nominated under the Best New International Act along with Dumebi hitmaker Rema, Celeste, Doh Rush Hitmaker Young T and Bugsey, Hatik and Stacy. She becomes the second Zimbabwean to score a BET nomination after Tkay Maidza.
Takudzwa Victoria Rosa Maidza popularly known as Tkay Maidza was nominated for the Best New International Act back in 2016, along with Emtee, Falz, MHD, Section Boys and Wstrn. She is a born Zimbabwean rapper who later on moved to Australia when she was 5 years old.
Tkay has managed to make a name for herself and has been featured on Billboard Programs.
Back to Sha Sha, this is really a tough line up but, we hope she brings it home. Dumebi by Rema has performed great this year blowing all parts of Africa. Same with Doh Rush, a 2019 record which trended big time in 2020 and had a lot of challenge remixes from Europe, Carribean down to Africa.
However, despite their performance, Tender Love featuring DJ Maphorisa has performed great and has become the most outstanding track off her Blossom EP.
Sha Sha’s career took off in 2017 with Ziwakhupi featuring Bonafide, making waves both home and regional up to date with the help of Audius Mtawarira. Audius Mtawarira is one
of the Urban Grooves legends to date with classics like: If Only You Know, Muchandiona and to mention a few.
Mtawarira did play a major part in building her career. Later on, Brian Soko showed up and introduced them to some top South African Artist.
It is believed that, her cab driver, Melusi Mhlanga, was the one who introduced her to DJ Maphorisa and that’s
when the magic started. Melusi fell in love with her voice and thought of introducing her to DJ Maphorisa since he had an up close relationship as his ex-cab driver. In 2019 DJ Maphorisa featured on her EP. One of them was Tender Love which has been the most outstanding track off the Blossom EP.
On digital stores, Sha Sha has been playlisted along with other African giants which gave her a chance to reach a wider range of audience. Most celebrities like Jah Prayza, She Calaz,
Comic Pastor, Freeman, Bufallo Soul Jah, ExQ, Sulu Chimbetu, Tilda Moyo, Dereck Mpofu, Marshall Shonhai and to mention a
few have expressed their gratitude and called for engagement.
Music organizations like Jibilika have also called for awareness. However, it was not the same for Kure hit
maker, Ishan, who voted for Remi instead of Sha Sha. The nation was not impressed by the move even though no one can control one’s likes and dislikes. Everyone was asked to put aside interests and vote for her.
Sha Sha winning really brings a light on to Zimbabwe’s entertainment industry