Born in Sydney, Shanae grew up living between Australia and her parent’s home country of South Africa. Music became her cultural anchor between the country she was born in, and the South African blood running through her veins. Her love and connection to music helped her navigate her identity, her femininity, her drive, her passion and her purpose.
Her deep roots in Gospel music and Cape-Townian Jazz, mixed with her love for Neo-Soul, RnB and Hip-Hop has allowed her to create music without boundaries, enabling her to write and perform from a place of true freedom and absolute certainty. 2021 saw Shanae release debut single Come On Over, followed by Locking Eyes and Some Type Of Way, racking up over a million streams.