Sha Sha (born Charmaine Shamiso Mapambiro; 13 June 1994) is an award-winning Zimbabwe Amapiano singer.
The South African-based singer walked into the spotlight after she featured in the Akulaleki, a hit song by Samthing Soweto.
|Name||Charmaine Shamiso Mapambiro|
|Other names||Sha Sha|
|Age||27 years old|
|Date of birth||13 June 1994|
|Place of birth||Mutare, Zimbabwe|
She was born in an eastern town in Zimbabwe called Mutare, which was also where she grew up.
The singer moved quite a lot between Mutare and Bulawayo, this helped her learn to speak Zimbabwean Ndebele.
Since the language is similar to Zulu, it helped her speak Zulu fluently upon relocating to South Africa.
Sha Sha speaks at least four (4) languages including Shona, English, Zulu, and Ndebele.
She started her journey in music in Zimbabwe, at the time she worked with Audius Mtawarira, an Australian based Zimbabwean musician.
Upon relocating to South Africa, Sha Sha performed at restaurants and weddings. She later connected to DJ Maphorisa through a cab driver, Melusi Mhlanga.
Eventually, she was signed to Blaqboy record label, owned by DJ Maphorisa, in 2018.
She then walked into the limelight after she featured in the hit song Akulaleki. The singer then released her first album in 2019 titled Blossom.
She took home the ‘2020 BET Viewers Choice Best New International artist’.
She won the award after defeating Rema (Nigeria), Celeste and Young T & Bugsey (UK), and Hatik and Sracy (France).