The artist Shank was born in 1983 in London and was named Chinedu Naze. The young Shank grew up in Lagos, attending primary school and university in Lagos. His time spent growing up in the sprawling metropolis of Eko influenced Shank into becoming the socially conscious performer that he is. From an early age, Shank knew that his calling was to music.
Shank attributes his understanding of music to Fela, one of the greatest African musicians to emerge from Nigeria. Fela spotted Shank’s innate talent at an early stage, taking the young man under his wing. Shank’s artistic streak emulates from his father who toured with the artist himself, Fela, playing on tour as part of his band. Encouraged to pursue a more traditional route, Shank studied Creative Arts at the University of Lagos, further refining his artistic talents.
However, the call to perform never went away. Shank was spotted by Starville in London mesmerizing the audience in an MC battle. The management of Starville knew that they had to bring Shank back to Nigeria, offering him a contract there and then on the back of a flyer. Two weeks later, Shank was in the recording studio producing “Julie”. 5.
Shank is a band of melodic punk from Japan. 6. Shank is also a punk rock band based in St. Cloud, Minnesota (also known as The Granite City), made up of members Yogi Vogt- Lead Vox/ Guitar, Chris Allen- Guitar/ Vox, Andrew Stalboerger- Bass Guitar/ Vox. Jeff Theis- drums.
Some of their original songs include 1919, Hope for the Lost, Hombre, and Outcast. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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