Shana's Shota: 'I want to leave a legacy'
Johannesburg- In an industry where you can be the big dog today and the bone tomorrow, Shota has not only overcome a lot, but is planning on never being forgotten.
Shota shot to fame in the late 90’s as a member of Shana, where he played alongside the likes of Demor and Black Coffee. Black Coffee went on to international fame, but the other two members have had to reinvent themselves to remain relevant and remembered.
Shota will soon be taking the local sound to the streets of England when he tours the UK next month, and as a veteran of the house and dance in the country, he says it’s important to always work on the legacy he will one day have to leave.
"Shota is here to stay," he told Metro FM's Mo Flava recently. "Music has been good to me ever since the days of Shana. I'm from the school of Shana," he says.
"I'm trying to make as much music as I can so that when my time comes, at least there will be a pool of my music, a legacy," he adds.
Shota reveals there is a special someone in his life who motivates him. And although he's shy to give names, he says that she is often the inspiration in his music, along with his mom who raised him as a single mother.
With such a diverse career so far, it's hard to predict exactly what Shota will one day be remembered for. But one thing's for sure - No one will ever forget him!