Multi-talented Mozambican artist Shellsy Baronet, is famed for her hit single “Ultima Bolacha” that was released in 2016. She made her debut on Coke Studio Africa – 2017 on the Big Break segment alongside Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) and Bisa Kidei (Ghana). This paved the way for instant success in her country; and in just months the music video for the song “Última Bolacha” surpassed 1 Million views on YouTube. Shellsy has won awards for Best Female Act and this trajectory prompted Coke Studio Africa to enlist her for the 2019 edition as a main act from Mozambique. This year, Shellsy is collaborating with Tanzanian singer Juma Jux.
Prior to her musical career, Shellsy was part of a theatrical group, where she was a dancer and model. Her motivation to go into full time music however came when she was selected to be part of a children's and youth music competition in USA, where she emerged second. After the competition she went back home and got signed to “Game Over Entertainment” – under which she released hits like "Do not break my heart". She later released her first EP “Shellsy Baronet” which received massive airplay. The EP featured her hit single “Ultima Bolacha”. From then on, her career has been on an upward trend and has seen her perform alongside artists like C4Pedro and her sister Zander Baronet. Shellsy has also been privileged to perform at a United Nations “World Aids Day” event and the “Zouk Tropical Festival”.
With a growing audience, the multi-talented artist has cemented her name in the industry through her involvement with women empowerment initiatives and helping underprivileged schools within Mozambique make ends meet. She is currently in studio recording songs off of her first album, which will be released in 2018 and will include collaborations with artists from Lusophone countries and other renowned African artists.
Shellsy Baronet was born in Mozambique but spent part of her childhood between South Africa and Mozambique where she realised her passion for music. At the age of 10 while studying in South Africa she joined the schools arts department and was part of the dancing, modeling and the theatrical group. Her inspiration is derived from artists like Mingas, La Lizzy and Zander Baronet.