A star in the making
Cottage9 Records' newest artist, Shaneika Hibbert was born on January 20, 1992 and spent her early years singing in the church choir and in a musical group as lead vocalist. Cottage9 Records Founder and owner Caroline St George heard Shaneika singing in Bluefields and was immediately struck by her unique voice and personality- and wanted to share her talents with the World.
By the age of 14, Shaneika won an award at the Jamaica JCDC Arts/gospel competition. By the age of 20, Shaneika was singing at a variety of local events including fairs, contests, hotels programs and local bands. Cottage9 Records had arranged for Shaneika to perform at the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Sugarcane Ball at Round Hill Hotel and sang in front of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness and his wife, along with the Leader of her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips and his wife, Minister of Tourism Ed Bartlett, Ralph Lauren and family, Paula Kerr- Jarrett, Vanessa Noel, HRH Prince Dimitri of Yougoslavia and his Aunt HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yougoslavia, Bob and Veronique Pittman- Bob was CEO of iHeart Media and former CEO and Co Founder of MTV- World Champion heavy weight boxer Lennox Lewis and wife, along with many more distinguished friends from around the world.
Shaneika is currently working on a Cottage9 Records/ Victor Lewis co Produced Project with World renowned House Music Producer and DJ, Robbie Rivera (under his KB City label) collaboration with Robbie and Fambo (AKA Mr Rum And Red Bull), that will be released in the near future- the working title is called "Rise" at the moment- to complete the Robbie Rivera Reggae/House Quadrilogy, of: Robbie/ KyMani- "All We Need Is Love", Robbie/Shaggy, " A Night To Remember" Robbie/Eek A Mouse"Stick To The Roots" and now Robbie/Fambo/Shaneika "Rise". Shaneika is thrilled to be included in this acclaimed company of leading International artists.
Shaneika is also currently working on a new song, " Good Love", with Super Producer Jay Crazie, who worked with Cottage9Records on Shaneika's new release "Love It When You Like It"-Jay Crazie is one of the biggest contributors of today's modern day Dancehall mega-hits, having worked on bit hits with Vybes Kartel, Demarco and iOctane.
Shaneika Hibbert is a totally captivating singer /songwriter. She is a passionate and soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance with sorrow and injustice and the quest for true love and keeping her man's love is the thread that ties it together.
Her voice and lyrics reflects her family roots and embraces the essence of cultural life from an urban perspective. Shaneika aims to be a good example of an ethical artist full of love and wholesome values- a refreshing alternative from today's confused world.
Combine Shaneika's strong voice with the amazing arsenal of today's dancehall superstars, you got yourself a booming star ready to explode!