Biography

Sharky was born Marshall Zivashe Muchenje on the 8th of June 1993 in the small town of Chitungwiza in Zimbabwe. He is the 3rd son in a family of three. The trailblazing emcee has graced numerous platforms from international stages such as Shoko Festival and Festa2H (Dakar, Senegal) to noble causes such a s charity benefits to help those in need. He is a talented emcee who boasts a score of musical features spanning his sky-rocketing career while still having his bearing zoned on a positive social message through his music.

He started making music professionally in 2013. His raps are made up of a fusion of Shona and English. His style is more afro-centric than anything and this also shows in his dress code whenever he is out and about doing performances. With close to 20 singles released since he picked up the mic, the most popular being Soko Matemai, Dzoka (featuring Crimson Blu) and Killin’ which have all been played on local and regional radio stations, the young novice brings a fresh perspective of African emceeing in an industry flooded with copy-paste acts.

His catalogue boasts of close to 30 guest verses and his music video for Soko Matemai topped the Zim Top10 chart for 3 consecutive weeks on Zambezi Magic TV on DSTV. Sharky gets fair airplay from South African based radio stations such as UJFM (16 Bars Reloaded) and TransAfrica Radio where he has been interviewed live on air by popular DJ NK.

On the 26th of May 2016, Sharky travelled to Dakar, Senegal to perform at Festa2H, one of the biggest big hip-hop festivals in West Africa which lasted for 3 days. This move was facilitated by Magamba Network, the team behind Shoko Festival. On his return, Sharky released his 21 track debut studio album “Soko Matemai” on the 25th of June 2016. Within 24 hours of being released the album shot straight to number 1 on the iTunes Zimbabwe chart, beating the likes of Beyonce, Adele and hordes of other international artists. This was a position it held for 4 consecutive days before slowly moving out of the top 10.

Sharky is a 4-time nominee at the 2016 Zimbabwe Hip-Hop Awards where he got the nod for the following gongs:

  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Album
  • Best New Comer
  • Best Verse

He walked away with the award for Best Album in 2016.

Major stages performed at:

  • Festa2H 2016, Dakar, Senegal, May 2016
  • Mosaic Cultural Festival, (September and November 2016)
  • Shoko Festival 2015 & 2016
  • Toya Delazy – Rocking The City Tour, Harare Concert, October 2016
  • Unplugged Zimbabwe, 29 October 2016
  • ZimCare Trust Day Celebrations , 29 October 2016

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