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Shaneika's happy with reception

Saturday, November 04, 2017

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SHANEIKA Hibbert is ecstatic about the response she has been getting as part of an islandwide The Release Innovators college tour .

“The college students have been amazing so far on the tour. The response to my performances, especially in colleges in Montego Bay, St Elizabeth and Portmore is great. They really love my song,” said the singer.

She has been getting rave reviews for her debut single Love It When You Like It.

“I am going to do an official video. Right now I am seeking out locations for the video, and I am getting great feedback from the first promotional video which was released by my management team on the internet,” she said.

The single, released two months ago, is on a dancehall beat produced by Cottage 9 Records' Reblah Star and mixed by Jheneal “Jay-Crazie” Witter.

Born Shaneika Hibbert, she grew up in Bluefields, Westmoreland, where she attended Godfrey Stewart High in Savanna-la-Mar. In her early years, she attended the Bluefields Mount Assembly church where she joined the choir as a lead vocalist. Her early influences included Whitney Houston and Beyonce, and in her adolescent years, she began to experiment with writing songs that embraced the essence of cultural roots life from a urban perspective.

She began to work as a cabaret singer, and hosted karaoke events, and after that, she landed several invites to sing at weddings. It was during one of her gigs that she met music producer Caroline St George, who fell in love with her incredible talent.

Shaneika is currently working on a collaboration with Fambo and the Robbie Rivera, (under his KB City label) on a song that fuses Shaneika and Fambo's Jamaican reggae/dancehall vibes with Robbie's mix of sexy House Music.

“I am finishing the year strong and looking forward to big things in 2018,” she said.

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