13-Yr-Old Receives Global Honour Days After Featuring on Top 100 Kenyans

  • Shanah Manjeru at the AFRIMA Awards in Lagos, Nigeria on November 22, 2021.
    Shanah Manjeru at the AFRIMA Awards in Lagos, Nigeria on November 22, 2021.
    Courtesy Shanah Manjeru Instagram
  • 13-year-old Shanah Manjeru's star has continued to shine brighter after she was named among 100 Child Prodigies globally.

    In a statement by her manager shared to Kenyans.co.ke on Sunday, December 12, Manjeru's manager noted that the singing sensation made it to the list of the top 100 child prodigies under the Global Child Prodigy Awards 2022.

    Shanah was selected from thousands of applications received from 68 countries around the globe.

    “Amongst the thousands of applications that we received worldwide, your exceptional talent, capabilities and hard work have made each of us proud and added this award as another beautiful feather to your hat,” stated a communique from the Global Child Prodigy Awards (GCPA). 

    Post congratulating 13-year-old singer Shanah Manjeru for making it to Global Child Prodigy Awards
    Post congratulating 13-year-old singer Shanah Manjeru for making it to Global Child Prodigy Awards 2022.
    Global Child Prodigy Awards

    The young singer was also invited to the award ceremony slated for the last week of February 2022.

    The ceremony will host the GCPA winners from around the world who will be honoured with the prestigious award by some of the most prominent global personalities.  

    “You are truly an inspiration for millions of kids who have the fire, the zeal, the diligence and the talent that can make them change the world, if guided rightly and offered the right platform.

    “The entire Global Child Prodigy Awards team admires your exemplary energy and the passion to impact the world in a unique way," the GCPA communique added.

    The award comes slightly more than a week after the rising star was featured on Top 100 Kenyans 2021, a coveted recognition list by Kenyans.co.ke to celebrate outstanding Kenyans who inspired, touched and transformed the lives of many.

    At just 13, Shanah was the youngest to be featured on the list.

    Prior to her achievement, the actor and TV host had also won the Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music during the Afrima Awards, flooring seasoned singers on the continent.

    During the awards, Manjeru proved that she can out-sing the best of them after beating talented voices such as Ada Ehi (Nigeria), Afrie (Uganda), Eden (Ivory Coast), Kamo Mphela (South Africa), Montess (Cameroon), Nata (Sierra Leone), Noel Nderitu (Kenya), Ruth Asong (Cameroon), Diana Hamilton (Ghana), and Kelly Khumalo (South Africa).

    Global Child Prodigy Awards

    GCP Awards is the world’s first and only child prodigy initiative that recognizes Top 100 Child Prodigies around the globe each year from various verticals. 

    It is a platform that all kids up to the age of 15 can showcase their talent and uniqueness to the global audience and get recognized as Top 100 child prodigies. They also get featured in Global Child Prodigy Annual Book every year.

    Shanah Manjeru at the AFRIMA Awards in Lagos, Nigeria on November 22, 2021.
    Shanah Manjeru at the AFRIMA Awards in Lagos, Nigeria on November 22, 2021.
    Courtesy Shanah Manjeru Instagram