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Shan Ako is a London-based singer songwriter and guitarist.
After gaining a degree in Music Business, Shan went on to develop her talents touring across the UK & Europe playing the lead role in the production of Whitney Queen of the Night.
In 2018 Shan was seen on the live finals of X Factor and the subsequent 2019 X Factor National Arena Tour.
Her other musical theatre credits include Éponine in Les Misérables The Staged Concert (Gielgud).
THANKING YOU ALL FOR THE LOVE! To all who have been on the Shan journey and to all who have most recently joined! I look forward to sharing & growing more with you guys, always! Sending you love and I pray you remain encouraged during these times!
I Can See Your Halo
Who loves wrapping their hair⁉️ WE DO!
✨ Happy Fathers Day Here singing with my Dad and big sister @IAmAmarra We love this song by Benjamin Dube & Khaya Mthethwa. Sending out lots of love to everyone and big up the Fathers on Fathers Day! #family #gospel #dadanddaughters Shan X
What If I Told You That I Love You | @AliGatie Requested by @bethogradyyyy sending much strength and healing to Alex! & I’m sending out much strength, love & light to anyone reading this/listening. ✨
“Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it.” – Rosa Parks ✊
✨ This Is My Prayer • GET PRAYED UP THEN GO FORTH & HAVE NO FEAR‼️ In times like these, strengthen your mind, body & spirit. Take care of yourself & others.
What an honour to be invited to join H.E.R on Instagram Live last night on her series of #GirlsWithGuitars A moment I'll cherish. Thank you for being such a beautiful soul, sharing love, realness, encouragement and supporting us girls with guitars. I hope you all enjoy watching back! Can't wait to get this new EP to you! X
Released this gem 1 year ago. Had to celebrate it one way or another lol. I have so many good memories with it, from writing it with @annakrantzmusic & Lee, & till this day the message still keeps me in check! “You Get Back What You Put Into It”
You Are Enough by @SheleaMusic • Me & my sister have been singing this beautiful song for dayssss!! So affirming, so calming & by one of my favourite singers, with the most beautiful soul!!! This is for anyone that needs reminding!✨You are enough.
So on the 14th September 2019 I experienced my 1st 3 show day. Which included 2 Full Shows & a performance at 'Proms In Hyde Park'. What A day it was! There were so many highlights. I was buzzing as you can imagine. But what better way to share it, with all the golden souls you see in this video & to sing with the beautiful Carrie! A day to remember for sure! I hope you enjoy this one! 'Les Misérables -The Staged Concert' is available now on Digital Download in the UK & Australia! www.lesmis.com/concert The All-Star Les Misérables West End concert production to be released online for charity. For every digital download, at £9.99, The Mackintosh Foundation will separately donate £5.00 to be shared amongst the charity Acting for Others, the Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore's Walk for the NHS fund. • Let’s Connect: www.shanofficially.com Instagram - @ShanOffically Twitter - @ShanOfficially Tiktok - @ShanAkoTikTok
Small Things - JoJo We Belong Together - Mariah Carey Hard Place - H.E.R #jojo #mariahcarey #acousticcover • IG - @ shanofficially Twitter - @shanofficially Tiktok - @shanakotiktok www.shanofficially.co.uk
I don’t know what it is about this song... but it’s a mood! Sending you all love!
A day at the Gielgud Theatre. The Les Mis Concert ran for 3 Months - September - November and what a great 3 months. This video is just a snippet of how my days went. On this particular day we had a 2 show day & performed at Hyde Park during our break, which i'll share in the next video. Hope you all enjoy watching! 'Les Misérables -The Staged Concert' is available now on Digital Download in the UK & Australia! www.lesmis.com/concert The All-Star Les Misérables West End concert production to be released online for charity. For every digital download, at £9.99, The Mackintosh Foundation will separately donate £5.00 to be shared amongst the charity Acting for Others, the Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore's Walk for the NHS fund. • Let’s Connect: www.shanofficially.com Instagram - @ShanOffically Twitter - @ShanOfficially Tiktok - @ShanAkoTikTok
I’ve got another throwback for you! Who remembers this one⁉️
Shan Vibes IG Live 3 Highlights! ✨ Join me on IG around 8pm every Saturday (during lockdown)! Here’s some clips from last weeks Live! Loved it!! So much happiness, singing & throwbacks!!! Stay well & safe everyone!
So the photoshoot was all fun fun! But now it was time to get down to rehearsals and putting this special show together. Rehearsal ran for weeks and to end it off we had a Sitzprobe session, where we sang through the show with an Orchestra for the 1st time. The WHOLE cast are out of this world as you can see by some of clips I managed to capture! Literal tears all the way through. This was my 1st time singing with an orchestra like this and this size. I look back on this footage now & see how much I’ve grown but still see the beauty in its rawness!
After my 3 weeks at The Queens Theatre in the Ensemble, I then went on to preparing to play Eponine in the Staged Concert. It all started off with Rehearsals & a Photoshoot!!!
Shan Vibes IG Live 2 Highlights! ✨ Join me on IG around 8pm every Saturday (during lockdown)! So much good vibes last week! From vibing to tunes, to hearing how talented you guys are, to naming ‘Hagar’s Song’! Love hanging with you all. Let me know your thoughts & I hope you’re getting on well during this lockdown.
Made my West End debut with Les Miserables the Musical - 28th June 2019. I had been capturing all the moments leading up to the day. & spent a total of 3 weeks at the Queens Theatre as an Ensemble Female. The most fun & special times, as it was also the last weeks before Les Mis closed at the Queens Theatre. Part 2 coming soon!
She Used To Be Mine - Sara Bareilles - Cover From Waitress The Musical. I adore this song!
Heyy Beautiful peoples! How are you all? Went live on Instagram on Saturday 4th April. Filled with such good vibes, I had to share the highlights! How are you guys?! Thank you for the love you’ve shown on all my videos, I see you!
"Beautiful I Am" by Shan Ako Now Available to Download & Stream • Stream: https://open.spotify.com/track/0HAf0rsZ33lIIOu5z0XVHW?si=LIVKlhfTRQKQzWOb1cNkqg • Download: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/beautiful-i-am-single/1484759486 (Apple Music, Tidal) 'Beautiful I Am' Lyrics V1: This ones for the girl that no ones talks to Tryna' go on as if it’s ok For anyone who thinks that no one wants them This ones for you, my friend This ones for you, my friend Chorus: Don’t let anybody tell you you're not good enough Don’t change anything about yourself just to fit in No don’t let them make you feel unworthy of Love The colour of your skin Love love love The shape you are in Love love love Every woman and man Say beautiful I am I am I am V2: Shout out to the shy guy in the corner Feeling like he’s never cool enough Everyone has someone they belong to Lonely times, will end This ones for you my friend Chorus Bridge When you're feeling alone Someone else is too You’re never really alone Someone else needs you Love The colour of your skin Love love love The shape you are in Love love love Every woman and man Say beautiful I am I am I am . Writing & Music Production credits: Anna Krantz, Shan Ako & Toby Scott #ShanAko #BeautifulIAm #BodyConfidence #SelfLove #Motivation Follow Shan Ako * Instagram: https://instagram.com/shanofficially * Facebook: https://facebok.com/shanofficially * Twitter: https://twitter.com/shanofficially * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6e8tj... * https://shanofficially.com A Special thank you to; Becca Egerstrom, Amarra Smith, Sophie Ross, Rowe Styles,Young Entertainment, Love Disfigured ( (Burn survivors & ambasadors) & Maan Studios! Filmed by Becca Egerstrom Edited by Shan Ako & Becca Egerstrom Starring (In order of apperance); Shan Ako, Miriam Bouchiba, Shazia Hossen, Rebecca Freckleton, Emily Gachathi, Sophie Ross, Lawrence Rowe, Bertha Adjei, Ronnie Matik, Kylia Benjamin, Taylor & Kai Joseph, Sylvia Mac, Kizzy Brockall, Seonaid Bowers, Martin & Roey Templeman, Amarra Smith, Caroline Edwards, The Smith Family, Lamont Junior, Whitney Parkes, Danny Kaan & Konrad Janowski, The Rowe Family, Winston Bennett & Dalton Harris.
Thank you to all who have taken the time to support Get Back, it has not gone unnoticed! I hope the song continues to add much love, light & motivation to your journey! I can't wait to share more with you! Thankful for the Amazing Team that helped to bring this video to life, as you can see lol :) #GetBack #BTS Filmed by Sophie Ross, Lawrence Rowe & Shan Ako BTS Edited by Shan Ako "Get Back" by Shan Ako Now Available to Download & Stream • Stream: https://open.spotify.com/track/78kUD5... • Download: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/get... (Apple Music, Tidal) Follow Shan Ako * Instagram: https://instagram.com/shanofficially * Facebook: https://facebok.com/shanofficially * Twitter: https://twitter.com/shanofficially * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6e8tj... * https://shanofficially.com _____________________________________________________________ A Special thank you to the Team! Directed by Kieran Donovan & Claudimar Neto Filmed & Edited by Ben Mark Films Creative & Choreography by Kieran Donovan & Claudimar Neto Styled by Rowe Styles, Lawrence Rowe (Assistant Stylist Debbie Shasanya) Make Up by Nyemeck Bessala Dancers: Charmaine Mitchell Gracie Gledhill Kelechi Nwanokwu Lucia Marin Gonzalez Band: Amarra Smith (Backing Vocals) Christina Hizon (Piano) Jon Onabowu (Drums) Lawrence Rowe (Backing Vocals) Moyses Dos Santos (Bass) A special thank you to: Danielle Taylor at TFL Sophie Ross Justine Young For their help in making this video possible too.
"Get Back" by Shan Ako Now Available to Download & Stream • Stream: https://open.spotify.com/track/78kUD5ReYh5Smb3wTbuOUG?si=_kkVCqFmSla8sUD_XTB0GA • Download: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/get-back-single/1461785017 (Apple Music, Tidal) #ShanAko #GetBack - You get back what you put into it! What's your #Motivation ?! Follow Shan Ako * Instagram: https://instagram.com/shanofficially * Facebook: https://facebok.com/shanofficially * Twitter: https://twitter.com/shanofficially * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6e8tjWVoHdVq00RY4VetKL?si=LHrdqc6BS3aeJy2Y0aUJ5w * https://shanofficially.com _____________________________________________________________ A Special thank you to the Team! Directed by Kieran Donovan & Claudimar Neto Filmed & Edited by Ben Mark Films Creative & Choreography by Kieran Donovan & Claudimar Neto Styled by Rowe Styles, Lawrence Rowe (Assistant Stylist Debbie Shasanya) Make Up by Nyemeck Bessala Dancers: Charmaine Mitchell Gracie Gledhill Kelechi Nwanokwu Lucia Marin Gonzalez Band: Amarra Smith (Backing Vocals) Christina Hizon (Piano) Jon Onabowu (Drums) Lawrence Rowe (Backing Vocals) Moyses Dos Santos (Bass) A special thank you to: Danielle Taylor at TFL Sophie Ross Justine Young For their help in making this video possible too. 'Get Back' Written by Anna Krantz, Lee McCutcheon, Shan Ako Production by Carlos Project Money Backing Vocals by Eritza Laues, Lil Eddie Serrano
The Silence | AVAILABLE NOW to Download/Stream! ❗️ http://smarturl.it/SATheSilence ❗️ So humbled by the response so far! Thank you all for supporting, sharing & showing love! This song was written from truthhh, and there’s power in truth! I’m just grateful to have the opportunity to share my music with you all and encourage us all to speak out and break those barriers! ❤️
BTS | X Factor Live Tour * I caught the most jokesss putting this together!! * Toured the UK, performing in Arenas, to amazing crowds, with this amazing bunch, the XF'18 fam!! Here are all the great memories captured over the month (Feb - March) including our Manchester Arena & Dublin 3Arena dates. This whole experience will be one to cherish! X Much love. Shan X Captured & Edited by Shan Ako ------------------------------------------------- Follow Shan Ako www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.facebook.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially
“The Silence” by Shan Ako Now Available to Download/Stream! ❗️ http://smarturl.it/SATheSilence ❗️ Inspired by Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, all who have spoken out & fought the most toughest battles! You’re not alone. There is power in your story & power in vulnerability. ❤️ Who can relate?! • Filmed & Edited by Tobi Izedomi at Odd Venture Written by Amarra Smith, Anna Krantz, Shan Ako A special thank you to: Amarra Smith Justine Young Paul Chapman Sophie Ross White Room Studio Brixton Follow Shan Ako https://instagram.com/shanofficially https://facebook.com/shanofficially https://twitter.com/shanofficially https://shanofficially.com
My X Factor Journey, 2018 - Here are my performance highlights and what a journey to remember! Thank you so much, to each and every one of you who supported me through it, and who continue to do so today! I hope to see a lot of you on Tour this month too. What was your favourite Shan moment or performance??? I'm interested to know! Edited by: Sophie Ross _____________________________ Connect With Me: Facebook - www.facebook.com/shanofficially Instagram - www.instagram.com/shanofficially Twitter - www.twitter.com/shanofficially Soundcloud - www.soundcloud.com/shanofficially
thank u, next | @arianagrande • A popular request & current tunageee for yousss! Thank you, next! It’s 2019 peoplesss, time to use our time & minds & hearts wisely! Ok lol. • ✨ But what if I said there was no failure, just lessons and growth!!! #arianagrande #thankunext #acousticcover #headwrap #shansings
Ex Factor | Lauryn Hill • Jammmminggg because this song is my jam & a favourite from the album #theMiseducationofLaurynHill !!! Seeing her live/in person is a moment I will always cherish! She is
Shallow | @LadyGaga • Watched @StarIsBornMovie yesterday! Woahhh what a Film!!! ✨ This was a popular request from you all on Instagram! Thank you for putting me on to it!
Overjoyed | #StevieWonder • Learnt this yesterday as I just wanted to express my Gratitude to YOU All - with this beautiful/extremely challenging Stevie Song! • I am truly Overjoyed with your love & response & Overjoyed to have #SimonCowell as a Mentor on @TheXFactor
Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen // Jeff Buckely • This is a special dedication
Doesn’t Really Matter | @JanetJackson • Janet has THE Tunes!!!
What’s Going On | #MarvinGaye • A song that has been (since 1971) and still is expressing the times that we live in today! Spread love, truth & happiness as much as you can, amongst your peers, family/home!! & Especially to the younger generation coming up after us!
Optimistic | #SoundsOfBlackness • Here practicing! As you can hear
All The Stars | @kendricklamar & @sza - @blackpanther • #WakandaForever #thisishistory - and the soundtrack is
Hey | @WeAreKing • Heyyy loversss! Just wanted to spread some more love on your timeline!
Cycles | @jonmcreynolds • Happy Monday! Let’s let go of the cycles that are doing us no good. Let’s learn from our mistakes, & not repeat them. In the words/song of Jonathan, thank you so much for your music! 100% life music!! #cycleschallenge #GoListen
Fascinating | David Ryan Harris @drh3 • Practicing this song and it is simply BEAUTIFUL!! Love!!
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) | @WhitneyHouston + @BabyFace • Practicing this beautiful song! There’s something about this song that sits perfectly with my spirit! Beautiful Music ! ✨ Note: Breathe In, Breathe Out... it is ALL going to be OK! • Thank you
Saving All My Love For You | @WhitneyHouston • Back on the UK Tour with the ‘Whitney Queen Of The Night’ Production! (A Celebration Of Whitney Houston’s Music)
The Bird | @Anderson._Paak • Been loving this song and album since 2016!!! Who’s with me?!? Cause this is my jammmm!! I just love how he express himself/his story through this song, with the music complimenting every aspect!!!
You Deserve Better | @JamesArthurInsta23 • I am definitely a fan of James Arthur’s voice!!
Beyond | @LeonBridgesOfficial • I have been enjoying playing & practicing this song! Love love love! Thank you @annakrantzmusic for putting me onto it!!
Redemption Song | @BobMarley | Singing with My Dad & Sister @AmarraSmithOfficial & Baby Kebba (he is adorable)! •
Peace Of Mind | Ms. Lauryn Hill • Ft Amarra Smith & Sadia McEwen • Speaking On Peace Of Mind; How do you ensure you have peace of mind in this day and age?! This definitely has to be one of our favourite Lauryn Hill Songs! Especially from her MTV Unplugged Album. When I was learning it I thought, why not sing it with my sister Amarra and our beautiful Sadia!! A song with such meaning which I’m sure can be interpreted in many different ways.
#BurdenDownChallenge // Mistakes and all but the message in this song is Perfect!! Life can be tough! It really can! But comes a time when you have to Lay The Burden Down!!! Free Yourself. ✨ “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Sweet Thing | #ChakaKhan #Rufus #MaryJBlidge Jamming this song. It aint easyyy but it just makes me smileee #Love , just like this time of year!!! I hope you sweet things are enjoying this time of year!! ❤️
In October 2010 Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Misérables celebrated its 25th anniversary in London and is now the world's longest-running musical. This international award-winning musical sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of r...
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Tickets to the star-studded special staged concert of Les Miserables were like gold-dust last year when the West End's longest-running musical moved temporarily to the Gielgud Theatre while its home at the Queen's Theatre was refurbished. Now's your chance to see it - or see it again... and help out those suffering during coronavirus...
It’s not been smooth running when it comes to the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at London’s Sondheim Theatre. After doctors telling actor Gerard Carey he must rest his voice until the end of February, Matt Lucas saved the day by reprising the part but has now suffered a back injury. Cue the arrival of Ian Hughes who recently played Thénardier to great acclaim in the current sell-out UK and international tour. Phew!
What a trouper Matt Lucas is. Having heard that Gerard Carey, originally playing Thénardier in Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, had been taken ill, he rescheduled his Christmas plans and stepped into the breach. Lucas will be Master of the House for six weeks from 23 December 2019 with Carey expected to return on 3 February 2020.
Can Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables get any more popular? Perhaps it can with the just-announced new cast starring in the musical at the newly reburbished Sondheim Theatre, reopening on 18 December 2019. Just imagine Bradley Jaden as Javert confronting Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean. Are you booking already?