Shasha Marley biography: real name, family, songs, facts

Shasha Marley biography: real name, family, songs, facts

Julius Amua-Sekyi commonly known by his stage name, Shasha Marley is a Ghanaian reggae singer. He has been in the music industry since his teenage days. He is famous for hit songs such as I'm Not Ashamed of the Gospel, Evil Spirits Walk Away, and Promised Land.

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Shasha Marley posing for the camera. Photo: @shashamarley
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Shasha is also referred to as a monk on the loose due to his stage monk-like outfit. His attire is credited to Franciscan Friars. The singer finds St. Francis of Assisi a true inspiration. He has been in the music industry for quite a while and earned a huge fan base.

Shasha Marley profile summary

  • Full name: Julius Amua-Sekyi
  • Place of birth: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Profession: Musician

Biography

Shasha Marley was born in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana as Julius Amua-Sekyi. Not much is known about Shasha Marley family. His father was a retired educationist and choirmaster in their local church in Komenda in the Central Region of Ghana.

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He studied at St John's Secondary in Sekondi between 1978 and 1983. He played in the school's band known as Mathew Chapter 5. He joined the music industry immediately after his high school education.

Career

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Shasha Marley singing in a studio. Photo: @shashamarley
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The singer was inspired by other famous artists such as Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Steel Paulse, and Jimmy Cliff.

He released his debut song, Tell Freedom which became a hit immediately upon its release. He continued to release hit after hit thus gaining popularity in the African music industry.

Some of Shasha Marley songs are:

  • I'm Not Ashamed of the Gospel
  • Twin City Mafia
  • Queens of Queens
  • So Nyame Mu
  • Maata Family
  • Buum Buum - Waa Waa
  • Shame Politicians
  • Promised Land
  • Eagerness
  • I See No Wrong With Jesus
  • Will You Be My Friend
  • Shasha's Creed
  • Lost and Found

Shasha led 15 top Ghanaian artists in an all-star musical collaboration that was released through the Johns Hopkins University's sponsorship. The musical was produced to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Is Shasha Marley alive? The singer is still alive. He had taken a break from actively recording music to focus on family. He announced his return with the release of the song, Tha Dawn.

Facts

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Shasha Marley during an interview on the radio. Photo: @shashamarley
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Here are lesser-known facts about the singer:

  • He was born in Ghana.
  • He has been singing since he was a teenager.
  • He regularly performs for tourists and music lovers.
  • Shasha takes part in several humanitarian projects.

Shasha Marley is a singer with a heart of gold. He has been at the forefront of the war against HIV/AIDS through music to break the stigma. Shasha goes from village to village touching orphans and the less privileged.

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