Sha Sha Is Zim's Next Big Thing

She is the queen of Amapiano

By  | May 22, 2020, 03:14 PM

If there’s one musician you want to put money on to make it big in the next 2 years, we reckon you should bet on Charmaine Mapimbiro - AKA Sha Sha.
If you’ve been listening to South Africa’s biggest genre, Amapiano, you will be familiar with Sha Sha’s vocals.

She’s famously teamed up with DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Samthing Soweto on some of the biggest songs in Southern Africa right now and now the youngster from Mutare is ready to make a mark on the world.

Sha Sha recently released her debut EP, Blossom - a fitting title considering that her career has flowered beautifully in 2019. She explained to Bona Magazine why this project was 6 years in the making when she said, “ I’ve been recording for a long time, but first wanted a solid foundation and to sign the right deal.

Blossom is the result of a lot of blood, sweat and tears. It is a chance for people to get to know and finally see me. Even though it took over a year to drop, it came together really well. When I finally decided to put it together, I recorded it at DJ Maphorisa’s studio where I met Kabza De Small and Samthing Soweto. They are both featured. Blossom comes from a warm place of love.”

It’s interesting to note that the one person who has changed her career the most is someone she met by chance! DJ Maphorisa was actually introduced to her via a cab driver - imagine! “We then travelled to SA where I worked with a few producers and rappers, such as Priddy Ugly and Rouge, who featured me on their albums.

During this time, I also met DJ Maphorisa through my cab driver. I played him one of my ballads, and he liked it. So, we started working together.”

Sha Sha speaks of the importance of teamwork too, as she says, “I’ve always had the right people around me. We have the same vision and work well together. This has made it easy for me to pursue my career”

What’s your favourite Sha Sha song?
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