‘Queen of Amapiano’ and DJ Maphorisa’s protégé Sha Sha made history when she won a BET Award on Monday. Sha Sha Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act at the BET awards becoming the first Zimbabwean artist to win the prestigious award. However, things may have happened differently if Sha Sha, had not had a serendipitous encounter with a cab driver who gave her the career breakthrough that she needed
The “Tender Love” star revealed that when she went to South Africa in 2017 to meet some producers, the person who was supposed to come and pick her up failed. However, another friend arranged a cab to pick her up from the airport. And it was this cab driver who would change the trajectory of the singer’s career by giving her the career breakthrough she needed.
The Amapiano star revealed that the cab driver who also happened to be a Zimbabwean told her that he could introduce her DJ Maphorisa.
Narrating her encounter with the taxi driver, Sha Sha said,
“He said to me ‘I know DJ Maphorisa, I’ve transported him a couple of times and we can go meet him sometime’,” Sha Sha remembers. “One evening we went out there. Maphorisa listened to one of my ballads and he was blown away and from then on we kept working. That was in 2017”