November 25 ,2011



Shank is an artist with a unique style. Born in London in 1983 but later returned to Lagos, Nigeria at an early age. Shank is credited for his award-winning hit single Julie and other hit songs like Salute. From an early age Shank knew that music was his calling and was influenced by the legendary Fela Kuti who spotted his talent early and took him under his wings. Shank also drew a lot of his music inspiration and talent from his father who was a musician and part of Fela’s band. Shank studied Creative Arts at the University of Lagos further refining his talent. He has been seen travelling between London and the states, developing a large Nigerian and International fan base.

[color=orange]In the year 2008, Shank’s club hit single Julie pushed him to the top of the charts all over Africa and confirmed his position as one of Africa’s talent to reckon with giving him big fame. 2008 also saw Shank join the Starville Entertainment record label and Entertainment Company. Later that year he released his 17 track debut Album, King Kong, which featured songs with Akon and D’Banj. Shank has performed on stages with some of the most impressive names in the industry including Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Fat Joe, Brick and Lace and Lil’Kim to name a few.

Shank is now working on his second album and it promises to be amongst the best in 2012.

Listen and Download Salute ft WizKid & Ghetto Here

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