She’s quiet, and seemingly shy but very opposite when she’s on stage. She’s energetic and her flawless vocals have seen her conquer her region and is now ready to take over Kenyan music industry and even Africa at large. The 19-year old Sarah Moraa, popularly known as Shourtie over the weekend added a feather to already her colourful hat after she won 100K in the Safaricom Blaze festival that was held in Meru. The competition was about how one would turn his/her art/craft into a business and out of almost 25 contestants in her category, she emerged winner.
I ask her whether she though she’d win and she shakes her head. “I never thought I’d win since some contestants had really some nice ideas. I however thank my fans big time. They prayed for me and wished me well,” she says.
So I ask her how she plans to spend the hundred Gs that she just won. “I will think about it after exams. But I’ll probably invest in my music, pay school fees and do anything constructive,”says the second year accounts student at TVET Meru.
Her style of music is Afropop, though she’s got a trap touch. She jokes that she can do any type of music, be it Ohangla. Shourtie has won the regional Gusii All Stars Awards (Gasu) for two years running, 2015 and 2016 as the best female artiste urban secular. She sets her sights high. Says she will conquer the world in five years. She looks upto to Tiwa Savage and Vanessa Mdee, while locally she has Victoria Kimani.
“I really want to thank my fans for their support, and promise to give them hits back-to-back. I’ve been busy with studies but my team BlackNation and I have plenty of surprises in store for you,” she signs out.
Check out her songs, Genda and Ndethe below;