Sunny Boy

Bio

Born on 13 March 1983, Sunny Boy (real name Sunday Shipushu) is a renowned musician from Ongwediva, Namibia. His music is ‘hikwa’, a fusion of hip-hop and kwaito genres. The musician was influenced by renowned American rappers such as The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z and Nas, among others.

Sunny Boy became known to the Namibian music industry in 2004 when he collaborated with Gazza on his song ‘Koko’. In 2005 he heightened his profile after signing with Mshasho Productions when he released a hit single, ‘Balance’, on his debut album, ‘Young, Black en Gifted’. In September 2006, Sunny Boy left Mshasho Records and launched his own record label, GreenHouse Entertainment (renamed Yaziza Entertainment in 2008). His second album, ‘Elai Lineendunge’ (2006), earned numerous nominations at the 2007 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards. The video of the album's most successful song ‘Summertime’, was nominated for the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards for Best Kwaito Video. He also won Song of the Year category at the 2009 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards for ‘Heat It Up’ from his third album, ‘The Sleeping Giant’ (2008).

In 2009, Sunny Boy featured on Chipolopolo's single, ‘Mr. She-Me’ as well as on The Dogg’s album, ‘The Deception’, alongside Brikz from South Africa and Zambian musicians OmPuff and JK. His more recent albums include ‘Business and Pleasure’ (2012) and ‘PASS - Pendukeni Andreas Sunday Shipushu’ (2013).

NAWindhoek, Namibia

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Sunday Shipushu
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 13 May 2015
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