A singer, songwriter, poet, and storyteller, SHADE, blends music and literature, creating an urban contemporary sound which he describes as eccentric afro neo-soul/jazz. Hailing from KwaNdebele, a colourful village in the Mpumalanga province, SHADE is quickly becoming a household name in the South African music scene with his unique sound, flamboyant image, and stimulating music content.
In 2017 he was named winner of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz #Discover competition, an opportunity that saw him perform at the Festival. Since then, the talented vocalist has been working hard building his brand and dazzling music lovers around the country. SHADE has performed at some of the most respected big and small music stages such as the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Fete De la Musique Festival, African Renaissance Festival, Winnies Soul & Jazz Restaurant, and many other sought-after music stages in the country.
WENA, his debut single was released on 16 August 2019 as an introduction single to let fans into the writing and creative process for his upcoming EP which is due for release in January 2020.