Sony Music Entertainment Africa is proud to announce the signing of one of South Africa’s most exciting new acts, Shekhinah. After a string of successful songs and collaborations,Shekhinah is preparing her debut album set for release 2017.
“Sony and Me, finally! The results here will be rosey, I am happy to say we’re in Motion”. – Shekhinah
“Shekhinah is undoubtedly one of the most exciting, young, gifted, female singer / songwriters on the scene, who is focused on her career. We are very excited to welcome Shekhinah to the Sony Music family, and look forward to working closely together to take her music to the continent and beyond.” – Spiro Damaskinos, Director of Electronic Music and A&R at Sony Music Entertainment Africa
Shekhinah, born Shekhinah Thandi Donnell, is a well-known Pop/R&B vocalist and songwriter born in Durban, South Africa, who now resides in the city of Johannesburg, She recently completed a Music Performance degree at AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance). After singing and performing for many years throughout her childhood and early teens, the young artist landed her first major gig competing in South Africa’s seventh Season of the hit television show, IDOLS, where she made Top 32. After exiting the competition, Shekhinah proceeded to enter the competition in its 8th season where she landed in the Top 6 of the overall competition.
Ever since then she has been establishing herself as an artist on a national scale by performing at a variety of corporate functions, government events and public events. In 2016 we saw her receive 2 number 1 hit singles – namely “Back to the Beach” (featuring Kyle Deutsch) and “Let You Know” (with Sketchy Bongo), who is now signed under international record label “Ultra Records”. She also featured on the Black Coffee single, “Your Eyes”, and the Jesse Clegg single, “Breathing”. This talented songwriter and vocalist continues to pursue her dream to be the most formidable force in the South African music scene and is moving towards that goal with great strides.
During 2016 her hit song “Back to the Beach” was nominated for a Metro Music Award (MMA) and a South Africa Music Award (SAMA), but in October she won her first MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA). Shekhinah plans to launch her full music album in 2017.
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