Zimlink had the opportunity to catch up with Shanky, at the Zimbabwe clash this year!
Shanky started singing at the tender age of 5 in a children’s church choir at the Cathedral of The Sacred Heart in Harare Zimbabwe. She also come from a musical family with her uncles having been in bands, this influenced the young songstress’ love for music from such a young age. This continued during her school years at Chishawasha Primary, where she would lead her fellow students in church music and was always involved in school singing competitions.
Having started writing , recording and releasing her own music , which was well received by many, Shanky managed to win female Zimbabwean artist of the year (2 years running) and also managed to scoop the much coveted young Zimbabwean achiever award in 2013. Her music has featured on radio stations such as ZIFM, Star FM, BBC 1xtra, Naija FM and many radio stations in and around the UK.
Her sound is a fusion of Afrobeats, AfroDancehall, Afro-pop and RNB. There is no limit to what this young lady can do. She has captured the hearts of many with her angelic voice and show stopping energetic performances. Shanky has made a name for herself in the UK Urban scene and internationally and has been featured in the Top UK online Magazine Flavourmag, The Standard in Zimbabwe, Sync Media UK Mag and also New Zimbabwe Mag to mention a few. Her much anticipated music video for the single ‘Swedera’ is still played constantly on leading entertainment channels in the UK and Abroad ( Vox Africa, Ben TV, Nigezie, Sound City)to mention a few. She has done a few Interviews on TV shows and online magazine interviews (The Magazine Show – Ben TV, The Buzz Show – Nollywood TV, Out and About – OHTv) and has performed live on “Live @ Battersea (Vox Africa)
She also managed to break into the mainstream Afrobeat scene since her performance at Afrobeats UK concert and Performing at the Africa Unplugged Concert along with Davido, Tiwa Savage and Diamond at the Brixton O2.
Having appeared in music videos on MTV and BET, Shanky leaves no doubt that she is a proud daughter of Zimbabwe, happy to fly the flag. She was aired on Klear TV (SKY 232) a few year ago singing her own rendition of the Zimbabwe’s national anthem for Independence day celebrations. Her rendition was well-received and left many viewers from other nations in awe of what Zimbabwe has to offer. Her appearance on the TV station is available on YouTube.
– So watch this space. All eyes are on this young talent to see just what she will come up with next.
Youtube: Shanky Official
LINKS : FLAVOURMAG