The multi-faceted creative has featured in the recent United Nations #UN75 song “Better Tomorrow” Her zest for singing and her love for photography makes her one of the most buzzed-about personalities.
Aili Niita Shikongo better known as SheCantGo on stage is a poet, a photographer, singer and a songwriter.
Although she hasn’t released any official work to date despite being a singer all her life Niita says it’s in the pipeline to have her work officially released.
“I have probably been at it my whole life, for as long as I can remember honestly. I’ve always loved music — listening to it, singing it, coming up with melodies and writing to them. Art is meant to be created and consequently shared; to deny that process would be an injustice to myself and to those who support my work. I am, however, in no rush. I want to be very intentional about everything and to put out music only when I’m ready,” she says.
The creative also adds that although she is a self-taught, she is still a scholar in music and has so much to teach herself and to learn from others.
“A creative, simply put, is really just someone who makes and shares art in different forms. What I appreciate most about being a creative is that I can express myself in a language that has no limitations, while also connecting to people who can relate to my work. I am able to tell stories, to touch lives, to inspire and to advocate for the things that I believe in with my words and with my voice. What keeps me going is my faith, my loved ones, my experiences and the desire to create; that feeling never goes away. Even when the going gets tough, I know I will always have an outlet,” she concludes.