Shekhinah On Her SAMA 24 Nominations. Just a few years ago when Shekhinah hit that Idols SA stage for auditions it was possible to believe that her musical talent will one day make something big of her, and so it did.
The 23 year-old has been super successful with all that she has been doing in music and to prove just how excellent he is, she received four nominations for the SAMA 24 taking place on the 2nd of June 2018.
The nominations are for her Platinum selling album Rose Gold which released in 2017 with Suited as the lead single. She is nominated in Female – Newcomer, Best Produced and Best Pop Album of the year for Rose Gold and also Record of the Year for the hit single Suited.
“It’s still so surreal. I never expected this so soon even though I worked extra hard on this album,” she said.
“Never in my dreams did I think I will receive so many nominations. I am grateful to be in categories where other phenomenal people have been nominated,” she says.
She has since had the Suited song remixed and features Nigerian star Mr Eazi.
“The world is my oyster and there’s a demand for these songs in the rest of the continent and the world. So we play with sounds and lyrics and make it work for audiences worldwide. The result has been phenomenal.”
Despite her exposure on Idols and her immediate success in the industry, she felt determined to educate herself in the field and enrolled for an Arts and Live Performance degree at Afda. She graduated last year. “I felt it was important not to be undermined as a female in the industry.”
Not one too shy to express her thoughts, this diva also has a unique fashion style among her peers .
She will be looking to her neighbour, friend and fashion designer Matte Nolin to dress her for the big night next weekend. Like her music, she says she wants her attire to make a statement.
“I am quite feminine, but I often throw in the male touch or androgynous look. And I must have a huge piece of jewellery – maybe because as a child I always loved and admired jewellery. I must always have a statement piece.”