Sha Sha On Why Her BET Win In 2020 Came As A Surprise To Her
Sha Sha On Why Her BET Win In 2020 Came As A Surprise To Her. South African/Zimbabwean vocalist, Sha Sha has been working on taking centre stage for most of her career. She has even earned the name ‘Queen of Amapiano’ considering her success in the amapiano scene. She became a household name in South Africa, thanks, in part, to the mainstream radio airplay enjoyed by a string of singles she featured in alongside popular amapiano pioneers and hitmaking producer duo DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small.
Amapiano officially broke into the international market when Sha Sha lead the global takeover after winning a prestigious BET Award for her hit single ‘Tender Love’ in 2020. Sha Sha who started her music career by recording music in her bedroom since she was 19, said she saw the BET recognition as a huge win not only for her but for young girls too.
At the virtual 2020 BET Awards, amapiano artist Sha Sha beat out crossover successes Rema, Celeste and Young T & Bugsey to win the viewer’s choice best new international act award. “That was insane, because I didn’t even release an album, I released an EP. I was like mind blown because I still felt like I was working towards that type of recognition. When I got the nomination I was excited and thought that was when it ended. And having to see myself win it, I was like its crazy, having to be the first Zimbabwean female to do it, I was like damn.”
Speaking on her win last yearm Sha Sha said: “I’m still pinching myself. It’s a beautiful moment that amapiano is being recognised internationally and just the music that I do in general. It’s amazing and fulfilling. I’m very happy and humbled. This is really a great moment. It means the world to me. Just a nomination alone puts me on a great platform and it has opened bigger opportunities for me.”