Shakka first made his mark in the UK scene when he featured on Wretch 32's hit single "Blackout" in 2013 which peaked at #6 in the UK singles charts. Later that summer he went on to release a mixtape independently and sold out his first headline show. In the years that followed Shakka continued to develop a strong fanbase in the UK and increasingly in the US.
Shakka has had many career highlights to date including composing music for and starring in the National Theatre production called "Home" in 2014. He was also commissioned composer for hit comedy series on E4 "Chewing Gum" which won a Bafta. (2016/2017). Shakka also won a MOBO Award for Best Rnb/Soul for two consecutive years in 2015 & 2016.
Last year Shakka had success as co-writer on top 10 UK hit song "Answerphone" by Ella Eyre x Banx & Ranx ft. Yxng Bane which achieved platinum status. He also enjoyed the success of his own top 40 hit single "Man Down" which peaked at No.25 in UK singles charts and has racked up over 80 million streams achieving gold certificate status.