SHADO CHRIS

Fale Djerianeme Christian Marc-Alexandre is a young Ivorian artiste who doubles up as a music producer popularly known as Shado Chris. The multi-talent has worked with various artistes and bands such as Coke Studio Africa group Kiff No Beat, and musicians DJ Lewis, Debordeau Doliziana, Bamba Ami Savah, DJ Moasco, Dj Marshall, Force One and TNT, among others. His contribution to the music industry in Côte d’Ivoire is well known and admired, and in 2017 he joins Coke Studio Africa to produce Dji Tafinha (Angola), Avril (Kenya), Runtown (Nigeria) Nasty C (South Africa) and Tanzanians Rayvanny and Izo Bizness.

As a musician, Shado has released several songs among them Lahan, which propelled him to the limelight in 2014, immediately earning him the title of ‘Boss Playa’. In 2016, Shado was nominated for the Oscar Ivory Coast Music for Best Artiste Male and Best Clip alongside DJ Arafat. In the same year he was nominated for the Kunde D’ or Best Artist West Africa alongside Sidiki Diabate. Shado has collaborated with various artistes in his own compositions such as Champions with Black Kent and C’est Nous le Boss with Coke Studio Africa season 4 artiste Serge Beynaud.

Shado’s love and passion for music began at the age of eight, at a time when he couldn’t hide his fascination with music. He would listen to the likes of Meiywa, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Tupac, Stezo and DDF, and also play his sister the piano. At 15, he joined the choir where he learnt to control his vocals. In 2008, Shado’s father decided to produce his first music project ''Metizik'' which consisted of 10 tracks. Despite the album flopping, Shado never stopped producing music and working with young artistes in his neighborhood—this was the start of his road to stardom. Away from music, Shado Chris holds a Baccalaureate (C-series) and is also an Engineer in Telecommunications.