Meet Shanky, 'The Queen of Urban Grooves' From Zimbabwe

Theresa Shangazhike a.k.a. Shanky

Theresa Shangazhike a.k.a. Shanky

Zimbabwean born-UK based singer/songwriter, Shanky is our featured artiste of the week. She is an award winning musician, bagging Zimbabwean Artist Of The Year back-2-back for two consecutive years. She's also won the Zimbabwean Achiever Award in 2013; a much coveted award among young rising Zim-artists. Shanky is Sensational! Her music is a blend of Afropop fused with Afrobeats, Afro-Dancehall, RnB, and contemporary sounds that ignites the fire in her audience. Shanky is amazing! Her music has been featured on international radio stations such as the likes of; ZIFM, BBC 1xtra, Naija FM and many other radio stations in and around the UK. Her House-Mix of "Swedera" is played in clubs on the Mayfair strip in London.

Shanky is true beauty to behold! She has captured the hearts of many with her angelic voice and show amazingly energetic performances on stage. That's why the UK Urban scene and beyond have recognized her efforts in preserving Zimbabwe's rich and majestic cultural heritage through her music. Shanky has been featured in the Top UK online Magazine 'Flavourmag', 'The Standard' in Zimbabwe, 'Sync Media UK Mag' and also the 'New Zimbabwe Mag'. Her 2014 music video for the single 'Swedera' is still receiving considerable international airplay constantly on leading entertainment channels in the UK and here in Africa.

Shanky is a phenomenal live-performer! She's performed Live at 'Battersea - Vox Africa', the 'Afrobeats UK Concert', and the 'Africa Unplugged Concert' alongside Davido, Tiwa Savage and Diamond Platnumz 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 national flag with pride, dignity and a sense of responsibility as a young Pan-African woman leading the front lines of a new era in Africa. Recently, she was aired on Klear TV (SKY 232) singing 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. 

Shanky is a revelation to our generation. Her music is beautiful, her heart is pure and her vision is great. She is a determined young women set to make history and to impact lives positively. Shanky is in our view, a role model for young women and girls in Africa and in the Diaspora. She exhibits real passion and commitment to her art. She brings out the very best in people who listen to her music and take examples from her lifestyle. She is a visionary! A young woman ready to lead her people into a new era of peace, prosperity and unity. Shanky is a Queen! A breathtaking physical representation/personification of the beautiful land and peoples of Zimbabwe.

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