Shanah Manjeru Becomes AFRIMA’s Youngest Nominee

Shanah Manjeru, an artiste from Kenya, has emerged as the youngest ever nominee of the All Africa Music Awards. The 13-year-old singer was nominated for her song, ‘God Will Make a Way’ in the ‘Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music’ category. Other nominees in the category are Ada Ehi Ft Buchi (Nigeria), Afrie (Uganda), Eden (Cote d’Ivoire), Kamo Mphela (South Africa), Montess (Cameroon), Nata (Sierra Leone), Ruth Asong (Cameroon), Diana Hamilton (Ghana) and Kelly Khumalo (South Africa).

Manjeru’s singing talent became evident at the age of three. At age seven, she began to sing officially when her parents organised her first music concert in Ethiopia. In October 2017, Shanah released her debut song titled, ‘Destiny’. In February 2018, she released her second song, ‘We Are One’, followed closely in April 2018 with ‘Winner’ and ‘God Will Listen’ in December 2018.

In April 2019, Shanah released ‘Worship’ and ‘Worship Symphony’. The singer won the ‘Arts and Culture Award’ category in the Annual African Children of The Year Awards 2019, held in South Africa.

Manjeru, who is the last child of her parents, plans to become either a doctor, singer, dancer, gymnast, or teacher.

AFRIMA 2021 will hold at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria, from Friday, November 19 to Sunday, November 21, 2021. Preceding the award ceremony is the African Music Business Summit, a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals.

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