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Shakka

Shakka

Name: Shakka Philip
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2011
Location: London
Campaign: Respect between men and women

I feel there are people who don’t know how to speak to members of the opposite sex.

 

I'd be really embarrassed at parties by boys grabbing girls by the elbow for instance.

 

So I started to write lyrics about this problem.  Initially I was mainly worried about men’s behaviour towards women, but as I started writing I realised it goes both ways – girls can have weird attitudes towards men.

 

My Fixers music video ‘Water in London’ basically pokes fun at the way young people treat members of the opposite sex. 

 

It's really great working with Fixers and I hope my messages will strike a chord with some people out there.

 

The work Fixers does is amazing, because they listen to the concerns of young people like myself and then act on them.

A special thank you to Kay Young, the singer/songwriter who helped me with my Fix.

November 2015
I've been voted Best RNB/Soul Act at the 2015 MOBO awards!

August 2013

I am acting and singing in a National Theatre production called HOME, which addresses the issue of homelessness among young people in the UK. I have also composed some of the music for the play, which is running from 7 August – 7 September. Click here to find out more.

 

Photo of me performing in HOME courtesy of Ellie Kurttz

 

May 2013

I was proud to perform 'Blackout' live with Wretch 32 on the Graham Norton Show.

 

March 2013

My musical career has really taken off since working wtih Fixers.

 

I have released a number of songs over the past couple of years and now feature on Wretch 32's new single 'Blackout', which was played on BBC Radio 1 this month.

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