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Afrikaans, Country, Dance-pop, Dream Pop, Jazz, Pop

Shenay O'Brien

Solo Act from Johannesburg

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Shenay O'Brien is a vivacious, dynamic and versatile performer and one of SA's Premiere Drag Entertainers. Breaking boundaries,  Making waves and redefining the industry as we know it. She has been active since 2009 performing at various events and functions some include Light the Night 2019, Feather Awards, 67 Blankets for Madiba, Sandton SPCA and Monte Casino to name a few. She has also been in various theatre and television productions such as Die van Aardes van Grootoor, Vellies & Feathers,Naledi Theatre Award Winning "AS", Dragging 30 (Grahamstown Arts Festival). She made SA history by becoming the FIRST drag performer to receive a "golden ticket' in the popular reality series Idols SA, and making it to the Top 16. In 2016 she performed and MC'ed at multiple events including her own Productions. 2016 also brought along Two nominations from BroadwayWorld.com: Best Actress in a Lead Role (AS) and Best Actress in a Featured Role (Dragging 30). 2017 saw her partnering with the United Nations and Liasa to be the first to partake in the global movement: Dragqueen Story Hour which took place in Soweto, another first for SA. Getting the youth more involved in reading and education and breaking stereotypes and stigmas. She performed at various Corporate Events during 2017-2019 Shenay loves inspiring young people through her platform and career the performing arts, focuses on educating and uplifting the youth of SA through her performances and Motivational Speaking and also creating awareness around the LGBTIQ community and Created and Produced her own online series: We're Queer my Dear in 2019 that focuses on discussing an array of topics from a South African Society point of View. The series has been welcomed by SA communities, recently bagging the 'Media of the Year Award 2019' at the South African Feather Awards. Season 2 is already in progress. Shenay is always entertaining and spreading #glitterkisses wherever she goes.


Travels all over the country
Can perform on any day of the week
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