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Born1994 (age 28–29)
Lagos, Nigerian state
  • Music producer
  • Rapper
  • Singer

Shunaji (born 1994) is an Italian music producer, rapper and singer raised in Rome and currently based in London.

Early life

Shunaji was born in Lagos and raised in Rome. She has been based in London since 2013 when she moved from her Italian hometown to study law.


2018: Midnight Movie

On 27 April 2018, Shunaji released her debut single "Red Honey". The video for the single was premiered by XLR8R.[1] The single was followed by Shunaji's debut EP "Midnight Movie", which was mastered at Metropolis Studios.[2] The EP was also supported by the YouTube channel Provocative Educative.[3]

In 2018, Shunaji was part of the Year 3 cohort of Brownswood Recordings' talent development programme Future Bubblers.[4][5] She was also supported by the MOBO Help Musicians Fund.[6][7]

In November 2018, Shunaji performed her first European headline show at OT301 in Amsterdam.[8]

2019: Blue Melon

On 4 April 2019, Shunaji released her single "Nighthawks". The single was premiered with a music video directed by Guen Murroni,[9] and reviewed by The Line of Best Fit.[10]

In May, Shunaji was supported by PRS Foundation's Women Make Music fund to organise the launch of her Blue Melon EP.[11] Shunaji also performed at The Great Escape, Glastonbury Festival, We Out Here and Wilderness Festival among other notable festivals.[12]

During 2019, Shunaji was a Resident Artist at the Roundhouse in London,[13] and received support towards her musical activities by the Help Musicians UK Future Bubblers Alumni Bursary.[14]

Musical influences

Shunaji's music production style is eclectic, inspired by a wide range of genres including electronica, hip hop, jazz, trip hop, breakbeat and synthwave.[citation needed] Lyrically, she is influenced by Nina Simone, Regina Spektor, Elliott Smith, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Isaac Brock and André 3000 among others.[15]

She has performed as a supporting act for Bahamadia, Rah Digga and Saul Williams.

In the media



  1. "Shunaji Shares New Video for 'Red Honey'". XLR8R. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  2. "Shunaji - Midnight Movie". Metropolis Studios. Retrieved 2020-04-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Shunaji - Midnight Movie [Full EP]". Provocative Educative. 1 July 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Future Bubblers Year 3 – Worldwide FM". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  5. "This Shunaji Live Session Is Magical". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  6. "MOBO Help Musicians Fund supports a further 20 music creators with £40,000 in round two of the grant programme | MOBO Organisation". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  7. "Help Musicians | Supported Artists". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  8. "Beeswax x Shunaji". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  9. "Girls in Film - Guen Murroni". Retrieved 2020-04-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "London-via-Rome rapper Shunaji sparkles on nocturnal jam "Nighthawks"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  11. "Women Make Music: Shunaji". PRS for Music Foundation. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  12. "Shunaji (performer's page)". eFestivals. Retrieved 2020-04-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Shunaji". Roundhouse. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  14. "Help Musicians | Future Bubblers further supported by Help Musicians with Alumni Bursaries". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  15. "'Shunaji on her alter-egos' by Jenna Mahale". Brainchild Festival. 2018-05-02. Retrieved 2020-04-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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