Sharon Manyika

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Sharon Manyika Machingura
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ResidenceSouth Africa
NationalityZimbabwean
OccupationMusician
Spouse(s)Charles Machingura

Sharon Manyika Machingura is a Zimbabwean musician. She became popular with her song 'Wakakosha' of her debut album 'Mufudzi'.

Background

Sharon Manyika Machingura is a singer and songwriter, sound engineer, and music producer. She highlighted the challenges she faced growing up as a pastor's daughter during her interview by KVG. She was to live according to the christian values as per the family set up.[1] She is a qualified sound engineer and music producer, having studied for her BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management and Sound Production, Buckingham-Shire University in the United Kingdom.[1]

She is currently based in South Africa, she offers advisory services to musicians and is the head of the media and sound department for the Living Word Churches internationally. She is married to Charles Machingura a civil engineer in South Africa. They both serve as elders at the Living Word Churches International and all attended the LWCI School of Ministry in 2010.[2]

Career

Sharon Manyika Machingura is one of Zimbabwe's most sought after female artist. Her debut album, Mufudzi, was a huge hit in Zimbabwe. She has three albums namely 'Mufudzi', 'Do you believe', and 'Greater than the world' on her belt and still expecting some more. In 2007 she released a single titled "Good to me" featuring Courtney Antipas and it was produced by a UK-based production company called Level 8 Productions.[3] Sharon has also featured on the late South African Jazz icon Victor Ntoni's album Heritage as a lead singer in the songs "Where are the children" and "Siyay' Ebhayi".

Awards

In the recently held PERMICAN Awards, Sharon Manyika scooped the Best Urban Contemporary song of the year award.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 KVG, [1],"Coca-Cola on the Beat", Published: 16 September 2017, Retrieved: 25 November 2019
  2. , [2],"Biography", Retrieved: 25 November 2019
  3. Vongai Mbara, [3],"The Herald", Published: 07 June 2018, Retrieved: 25 November 2019
  4. Yeukai Karengezeka, [4],"The Herald", Published: 25 November 2019, Retrieved: 25 November 2019