Sha Sha, a BET Award winner who is also known as Charmaine Shamiso Mapimbiro, has paired up with yet another musical powerhouse, Rowlene, for her most recent single, “Give me something.”
On the brand-new tune, the two vocal powerhouses collaborate to offer R&B melodies, and their vocals blend to create an affecting song.
Sha Sha and Rowlene’s exquisite vocals, soaring keys, and the subtlest of rhythms form the foundation of “Give Me Something,” a song about a lady going through a breakup who realizes she hasn’t let go of the past or her ex-boyfriend.
Sha Sha said that the song’s intriguing journey began in 2020 and that it took a long time to make in an interview with IOL Entertainment.
Before finding the ideal partner, Sha Sha worked on the song for a time with producer Dakarai Gwitira when he was in South Africa.
Sha Sha contacted Rowlene through her direct messages (DMs), which is where a lot of wonderful things go place. The two hit it off right away and soon found themselves deep in discussion about music, bonding like old friends.
The two practically collaborated on the song while Rowlene was in the UK, and now it has all come together.
Sha Sha’s collaboration with Rowlene follows the release of “Themba Lami,” which she co-wrote with Ami Faku; thus, it wouldn’t be incorrect to infer that she would be prioritizing strong female collaborations for her next album “I’m Alive.”
After working on “Phakade Lami” with Nomfundo, Sha Sha remarked, “I thought there weren’t enough ladies working together and I just made it like a thing that I would really want to work with more females and see what we can produce.”
You’re going to be so amazed to hear the variety of sounds on the record, I can already tell. I’ve really appreciated how people have accepted me and have loved my music, she remarked.
Sha Sha released the music video for her collaboration with Ami Faku on August 19. As of this writing, the song has had 158 061 views on YouTube.
People were on site for the whole day to shoot the visuals, starting at 7 am. However, things often turn out to be enjoyable when you are working with a buddy and doing something you love.
“Everyone collaborated to create such a lovely collection of art. To create the genuinely stunning aesthetics, Low collaborated with David Tlale and Yenzo, who both excelled at filmmaking. Such a busy day it was. Ami and I have a great friendship. It seemed like we were out there laughing,” she added.
Sha Sha has acquired the moniker of “Queen of Amapiano” and does include various genres into her music, although her true musical roots are in R&B.
She now uses R&B as a platform to further her artistic expression and development. Sha Sha said, “It’s about me being able to express myself in many genres.
“I believe that music gives me a voice and allows me to express myself. I’m drawing from several contexts and genres,” she said.
Her new album, “I’m Alive,” has a title that commands attention—to put it mildly, it’s a loaded statement.
Sha Sha has had a “rebirth,” as her album’s title indicates, and for three months she disappeared from social media. When she started using social media again, she uploaded the artwork for the album’s cover while looking dapper in a purple suit and durag.
Before explaining how the record is divided into two sections to narrate her story, Sha Sha explains, “It’s intense. She claims that making the album served as therapy for her since so much had happened in both her personal and professional lives.
It’s more of a reflection on my path of discovering who I am, my spirituality, and my love, which are now the things that are most important to me, she added.
There are certain things that had to go with “I’m Alive,” whether they were low frequencies or habits I developed from my fame.
It’s difficult to think about Sha Sha without also conjuring up DJ Maphorisa; the singer collaborated with the head of Blaqboy Music record label on a number of songs, including “Love you tonight” and “Akulaleki”.
Sony Songs and Blaqboy have partnered to distribute her music under this arrangement. After leaving Lawk Communications, she is currently working at Blaq Major.
Sha Sha’s fans should anticipate a more assertive, in charge, and self-assured Sha Sha as she begins her new chapter as a musician.
She stated, “It’s wonderful to be vulnerable occasionally, to tap into that area and nourish that young girl,” as we came to an end of our talk. See how you can change to become the greatest version of yourself as a woman.
On September 24, “I’m Alive” will be released, while “Give me something” is now streaming on all streaming services.