We got to sit down with the beautiful Shekhinah, and as Lenoir said - even though we can't keep our eyes off her, we actually managed to jot down some key things you ought to know about her at this moment in her career. Today, RIGHT NOW!
1. She's signed to Sony Music
She confirmed that she is licensing her debut album to the major label and will be releasing it with them real soon.
2. The album's 12 tracks deep
She's got a lot to say and it's admittedly been a minute since she popped onto our radar so all that growing up and going through the motions will sure serve as good stories on this album.
3. She's got strong producers on the album
The likes of Dj Maphorisa (on Suited), Sketchy Bongo, Gemini Major and Scales & Goofy are on deck for this album. It's going to be sonic heaven.
4. The album didn't go smoothly
Naturally, when working with more than yourself and especially under the direction of a music label you will have to make changes to your initial work but that's the beauty of the whole creating process. She says the album has had many adjustments to date. No pressure, but this practically means it's gonna be perfection.
5. She's a free spirit
If you follow her and study her motions, you'll realise that she is a calm, loving and liberal kinda girl. Her music to begin with always has to be organic but even just her aura is so laid back and soothing. She totally vibrates on a different frequency.
6. She's international
Apart from recently working with the world renowned DJ Black Coffee (I had to squeeze that in like that), Coke Studio Africa (Kenya) has enlisted her on a collaboration with Jason Derulo (USA) and Falz The Bahd Guy (Nigeria). THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING I SAY!
7. She's a scribbler
I say that because I am one too. Scribblers have to always write things down. Nothing makes sense unless it's written in pen on paper. She writes down her goals, and pretty much everything. I wonder if she also writes letters and cards...
8. She want's to work behind-the-scenes
Something that might turn your head a bit but I think is completely natural. Sometimes when you love something so much it's not enough to just do it. You want to know more about the makings of it. Shekhinah wants to eventually become an international songwriter (particularly for American artists) and also get into production in the near future. You go girl!
9. Her Top 4 voices right now are,
SZA (well, oh well!); Nonku Phiri, Mariechan (you need to look her up if you don't know okay?), as well as Baelani - professionally called Kehlani.
10. She just got a new big gig!
She's singing at Slikour's wedding with a grand piano and possibly accompanied by RJ Benjamin! AYE. Just like that the universe has conspired love for someone who loves love like she does!