Popularly known as the Amapiano Queen ShaSha, real name Charmaine Mapimbiro has broken new ground by becoming the first artist from Zimbabwe to be nominated for the prestigious BET Awards.

Shasha got her first nod not only as an artist, but for the country which has never received any award or nomination from the highly ranked Awards.

Born and bred in Mutare, Zimbabwe, Shasha, made her inroads from South Africa where she is now based and currently signed to DJ Maphorisa.

She gained momentum with her voice in a hit song Akulalekai by Samthing Soweto, Ngi Thanda Wena by Mlindo The Vocalist, and Scorpion King’s song We Mama.

This year’s BET is where Nigeria’s famous Burna Boy is up for Best International Act after losing the Grammys last year.

The 25 -year-old Amapiano singer is up for Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act together with Rema (Nigeria), Celeste (UK), Young T & Bugsey (UK), Hatik (France) and Stacy (France).

Sha Sha was nominated in the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act together with Rema (Nigeria), Celeste (U.K.), Young T & Bugsey (U.K.), Hatik (France) and Stacy (France).

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, BET announced on May 20 that it would move forward with airing the BET Awards on June 28.

In their official statement the company stated in part that, “Using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, the show will continue, allowing the audience to join in a celebration of black love, joy, pride and power with an all-star lineup.”



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