Sunny Boy Biography: Age, Albums, Collaboration, Fiance, Children, Car, Clothing

Sunny Boy is the king of Hikwa- a mixture of hip-hop and kwaito. He has been in the music and entertainment scene for over a decade and remains relevant. 

The award-winning star has been instrumental in shaping the Hikwa music in Namibia and is one of the most celebrated musicians in the country. 

Here is his biography...

Real Name


Sunny Boy's real name is Sunday Shipushu. The Hikwa artist says his mom used to call him sunny as a young boy and that's where his stage name Sunny Boy comes from. 


Sunny Boy Age 


Sunny Boy was born on 13 March 1983. He is 36 years old. 

The Uuyelele hitmaker was born in Oshakati and grew up at Ongwediva. He was raised by his mother.

Sunny Boy Children


Sunny Boy is a family man and totally adores his children. The star is a father of three - two baby girls and a baby boy. He often poses with his children.
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Sunny Boy Fiance/ Baby Mama


Sunny Boy's fiance is the beautiful Kandali, aka Janine Nelao, who also happens to be his baby mama. 

The two have been together for over a decade - twelve years.
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Sunny Boy proposed to his baby mama at the Final Concert of King Tee Dee in Unam Stadium in 2018.
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Sunny Boy Activist Against Abuse


Sunny Boy is an activist against gender-based violence and abuse against children. He partnered with NAMDIA Foundation as an ambassador against women and children abuse.
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In 2014, he took part in the โ€˜Walk A Mile In Her Shoeโ€™ campaign - The International men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. 


Sunny Boy Music


Sunny Boy's music career started when he was in high school. He was part of a group called Converse Boys.

His love for both Kwaito and Hip Hop made him combine the two genres to produce something unique. This decision was inspired by South African artist called HHP who mixed hip hop and pantsula.
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His big break came in 2004 when he collaborated with Gazza on his song Koko. The two met while studying at the University of Namibia, and became friends. 
Sunny Boy used to be a backing vocalist for Gazza and another Namibian star, King Tee Dee.  

Sunny Boy Albums


Sunny Boy has seven albums

In 2005 he recorded his hit single Balance under Mshasho Productions.

His first album Young, Black en Gifted was released in 2005.

In 2006, he released his second album, Elai Lineendunge. The album was nominated at the 2007 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards, and the video of Summertime song from the album was nominated for the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards for Best Kwaito Video.

His third album The Sleeping Giant was released in 2008 and the song Heat It Up won Song of the Year at the 2009 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards.

He released Business and Pleasure album in 2012. PASS - Pendukeni Andreas Sunday Shipushu was released in 2013.

In 2018 he released the single Stealing My Heart. He featured Patrick from PDK on the song. 

His latest album is Uuyelele which he released in 2019. He launched it at Moonrise Bar and Restaurant at Rundu. The album has 18 songs and was produced by Glo Production.


His second single Young, Wild and Free, was released in 2019. The song was well-received and became an instant hit.



Sunny Boy Collaborations


Sunny Boy has worked with some of Namibia's top artists. For his latest album Uuyelele, he featured local artists - King Tee Dee, Exit and Desmond.


Sunny Boy featured King Tee Dee and Tate Buti on the song Permanent which he released in 2019. 

He also featured Young T & Exit on his hit song Trials & Tribulations

On Valentine's Day, he released the song Wish which features Desmond. 


Controversy - Gazza and Sunny Boy Fight


Although Gazza gave Sunny Boy his big break in the music industry by featuring him on his song Koko, Sunny Boy refused to be signed under his record label. He chose to sign under  King Tee Dee's Mshasho Productions. This caused friction between him and Gazza and seemed like a betrayal. But, the two giants have managed to put their differences aside and are now on good terms. 

Sunny Boy left King Tee Dee's Mshasho Production to form his own record label - Green House Entertainment which he later renamed to Yaziza Entertainment in 2008. 


Sunny Boy Car



The Hikwa star drives a white Golf TSI.
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Sunny Boy also drives a Mercedez Benz C200.
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Sunny Boy Acting


Sunny Boy is not only a talented rapper, but he is also a brilliant actor. He says acting is his second love after music.

The Young, Wild and Free hitmaker has been a part of two local movies - Captain Kalola 2  and This Is Windhoek.

Sunny Boy Clothing Brand


Just like many other musicians who like to mix music and fashion, Sunny Boy has his own clothing brand.

The brand, Hikwa Culture, caters for the young who like funky clothes. It produces active wear like T-shirt and pants.
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Main image courtesy of Instagram/ @sunnyboy_yaziza

Written by:
Nalebrity Team