Zimbabwean artist Sha Sha real name Charmaine Mapimbiro has just made history for her motherland by becoming the first artist to get a BET nomination.
By Plot Mhako
The South Africa based musician joins the likes of Brian Soko a US based Zimbabwean music producer and composer who also made history after becoming the first Zimbabwean producer to win at the Grammy Awards after producing Beyonce’s Drunk in Love song in 2014. Coincidentally Sha Sha has worked with Brian who was her plug to some South African producers before a Cab driver linked her up with Dj Maphorisa.
Her EP Blossom fast became a major success dominating chats and online streaming platforms. In one interview with BONA magazine she revealed that the project did not come easy, “Blossom is the result of a lot of blood, sweat and tears.” The successful EP features Kabza De Small and Samthing Soweto.
Sha Sha who never hides her roots in all her interviews hails from Mutare and tried to push her music career with little success at home before crossing Limpopo to Johannesburg where she has become a household name.
She is nominated for the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act together with some of the finest new voices on the globe. Voting has already begun and closes this Friday June 19th at 4pm BST.
We managed to have an interview with her.
BET AWARDS _ 2020 NOMINEES [ VIEWERS’ CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT]
SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE)
YOUNG T & BUGSEY (U.K.)