Sunny Boy
Sunny Boy
Sunday Shipushu, well known as Sunny Boy is a Namibian rapper from Ongwediva. Sunny Boy performs a brand of music known as hikwa, which he engineered by fusing hip hop and kwaito. He rose to fame after collaborating with Gazza on his song "Koko" in 2004. He increased his buzz with his hit single "Balance" in 2005 when he signed with Mshasho Productions. He is known for his socially conscious lyrics, story telling abilities and a complex flow.
Biography
Sunny Boy's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Sunny Boy
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Sunny Boy
News
News abour Sunny Boy from around the web
When Good Fowl Go Foul
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Turkey time!! People have their favorite ways of thawing their turkey, preparing their turkey, eating leftover turkey. But do you have a favorite way of avoiding an aggressive urban turkey attack? Really. If not, you should. Especially if you live in Brookline, Massachusetts (or if you have a friends who does), you are well aware of a rising population of feathered fowl gangs who are taking the holiday and town back with their waddling and gobbling and attacking . It's apparently not a new thing. NPR reported on this in 2006. It's made the news plenty of times (really, just Google it) . And a Brookline Tom Turkey even has his own Twitter handle. So what's a patriotic red-blooded American to do about this urban plight? Go turkey hunting, of course. Devin ​D. Marks was flabbergasted when he first saw wild turkeys in his own backyard in Brookline soon after he moved from Lexington, Kentucky two years ago. "Weirdest dern thing," he said. His initial reaction was to reach for his ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Riders left jumping in the rain - Leighton Buzzard Today
Google News - over 5 years
Class 17 Ridden Veteran – 1st Michelle Hanson on Repino Ritter, 2nd Liam Parrish on Sunny Boy, 3rd Sian Kalabza on Tilly, 4th Rosie Brooks on Watling Ryhs, 5th Rebecca Foster on Troy, 6th Katy Lathwell on Tyrol. Class 18 Young Stock – 1st Jane Faulkner
Article Link:
Google News article
Soldier hurt, kagawad slain - Visayan Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
Chief Inspector Sunny Boy Bernus, meanwhile, reported that barangay kagawad Joel Cabalquinto was shot and killed Monday in Brgy. Pantao, Calatrava. Bernus, however, said they have yet to determine if the death of Cabalquinto, who succumbed to gunshot
Article Link:
Google News article
Rescuing the Rescuers - The Almanac Online
Google News - over 5 years
Shirley Hammond and her Doberman, Sunny Boy, began searching portions of the site. Trained to track the living, Sunny had nevertheless acquired an ability to find cadavers. One day, a New York City chief asked for a dog-handler team to search a
Article Link:
Google News article
Tequila, the Queen of Golden Sunset - Informante
Google News - over 5 years
Tekkla Iita better known by her stage name as Tequila, started her professional music career five years ago when she featured in the hit called Serious with Hikwa star, Sunny Boy. She became the most featured artist ever since and has worked with many
Article Link:
Google News article
Victims of adoption: Saved and forgotten - Pravda
Google News - over 5 years
"We call him the Sunny Boy." He is very polite and affectionate," the boy's tutors said. Denis is currently staying in the social orphan asylum for children and teenagers. "He is very sociable. We all communicate with him, just all of us
Article Link:
Google News article
Rebel killed in Calatrava - Visayan Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
Chief Inspector Sunny Boy Bernus, Calatrava police chief, yesterday identified the slain rebel as Elmer Cumawas, 20, of Sitio Mailig, Brgy. Winaswasan, Calatrava, whose identity was confirmed by Winaswasan Brgy. Captain Perping Laguna
Article Link:
Google News article
Tequila's 'Golden Sunset' out - The Southern Times
Google News - over 5 years
The new album fuses R&B, house, disco and house afro-pop, and features the voices of Mr Simple, Sunny Boy, Mushe and The Dogg. 'What took me long to produce my second album is that my first album was still selling and I wanted to give my fans time to
Article Link:
Google News article
SMA Offering Additional Configurations Of Sunny Tower Inverter System - Solar Industry
Google News - over 5 years
With the Sunny Tower, solar professionals can now install any combination of SMA Sunny Boy 5000-US, 6000-US, 7000-US and 8000-US inverters to create a custom power output based on the overall PV system design, the company explains
Article Link:
Google News article
Inverter giant SMA cheers its investors with rosy forward view - Recharge
Google News - over 5 years
However, total sales for the segment – which includes SMA's flagship Sunny Boy inverter – fell by more than a quarter to €523.3m. By contrast, sales for the “High Power” unit, which serves PV plants above 100kW, rose by more than two-thirds to €170.6m,
Article Link:
Google News article
Makhazola promises a hit album - by Staff Reporter - New Era
Google News - over 5 years
... take on the Namibian music industry and the world. “We as artists in Nambia have the big mission of taking our music out to the world and onto the international markets.” Contributing artists of the album includes Omzoo, Patrick Kavale and Sunny Boy
Article Link:
Google News article
Baker Electric Solar Adds Education Workshops to Father Joe's Solar Project - Benzinga
Google News - over 5 years
The installation consists of 168 roof-mounted, SunPower solar panels with six SMA Sunny Boy inverters. The 22000 square foot Village Place multifamily complex provides 49 units of permanent housing for low-income and formerly homeless members of the
Article Link:
Google News article
SMA releases extended temperature solar inverters - Renewable Energy Focus
Google News - over 5 years
The new Sunny Boy inverters, approved for temperatures down to -40°C, are available to the Canadian market. By Renewable Energy Focus Staff SMA Canada has released a temperature-hardened version of its Sunny Boy solar inverter
Article Link:
Google News article
SMA announces availability of extended temperature range Sunny Boy PV ... - solarserver.com
Google News - over 5 years
SMA Canada has released a temperature-hardened version of its Sunny Boy, the world's most popular solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter. Designed specifically for the Canadian PV market, the new Sunny Boy 5000-US, 6000-US, 7000-US and 8000-US are ideal for
Article Link:
Google News article
Solar looks bright in Bellingen - Coff's Coast Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
A highlight of the event was the epic clash between Solar Active Man and Coal Fire Man – Sunny Boy came to the rescue and saved the day, much to the delight of the younger members of the audience. Meanwhile peak bodies in the solar industry have agreed
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sunny Boy
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    He is known for his socially conscious lyrics, story telling abilities and a complex flow. He has to date released four albums from which he gained critical acclaim as a lyricist. He plans to release his fourth album in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Sunny runs his own record label Yaziza Entertainment. He is the former Ambassador of the Namibia Red Cross Society's for the youth. Sunny Boy was born, Pendukeni Andreas Sunday Shipushu, in Oshakati, a town in northern Namibia, and grew up in its neighbour Ongwediva. Since he was a small boy, he has always wanted to make music that touches people's hearts. He used to sing and dance at school concerts. While at primary school, he and three other friends formed a dancing group called The Converse Boys, and with their Kwaito inspired moves, they entertained fellow students at social events. Even then, they dreamed of one day making it big in the music industry. However that dream was cut short by the untimely death of one of their group members. While a student at the University of Namibia, Sunny befriended The Dogg, a fellow student and up-coming artist at the time who then introduced him to Gazza. Gazza was impressed when he heard him Sunny rap on a hip hop track. Gazza then decided to do a collaboration with him on a song "Koko". The song became a huge hit in Namibia and through that Sunny Boy started to hang out with The Dogg and Gazza. He would travel with them for performance. After Gazza launched his record label, Gazza Music Productions he immediately offered Sunny Boy a record deal. Sunny Boy refused the deal to sign with The Dogg's Mshasho Productions.
  • 2011
    In 2011 Sunny Boy changed managers from his sister Cathy Shipushu, who has been his managers since the establishment of Yaziza Entertainment, to Mercy Hoabes.
    More Details Hide Details Under Mercy's management Sunny Boy embarked on tours and started working on his fourth studio album. He would later appeared on two songs from The Dogg's album The Deception, one of which features Brikz from South Africa and the other he appeared with OmPuff and JK from Zambia.
  • 2010
    In 2010 Sunny Boy stated that his and Chipolopolo's albums were coming out that year, but there was nothing released.
    More Details Hide Details
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In 2009 Sunny Boy appeared on Chipolopolo's single "Mr. She-Me" a diss song responding to then-GMP signed group Streetskids and Gazza.
    More Details Hide Details In that year he appeared in The Windhoek Observer newspaper where he leaked information of his upcoming album. Though planned for release in 2009, the year went by without it seeing the light of day.
  • 2008
    Sunny Boy released his third studio album, The Sleeping Giant in December 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The first single "Oseike Naave" was released in October, and debuted at number one on various local radio stations. The album features Production from Elvo, The Dogg, Kboz, and Morgan among others, and appearance by TeQuila, Jericho, Hedek, Qonja, Luvy, Chipolopolo and Tre Van Die Kasie. The album scooped hits such as "Touch Me Tease Me" which features Lady May and "Heat It Up" which won song of the year at the 2009 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards.
    Sunny Boy became the third Namibian kwaito artist to be nominated for a Channel-O award after The Dogg and Gazza. He was nominated in August 2008 in the category of "best kwaito video" where he competed with South Africa's Kabelo, Arthur, Big Nuz and Namibia's The Dogg.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2006
    He established GreenHouse Entertainment in 2006 (renamed; Yaziza Entertainment in 2008) which brought into the industry more of his hikwa style.
    More Details Hide Details Upon its creation Sunny immediately started working on his second album, Elai Lineendunge. The album was released in December 2006 under GreenHouse Entertainment. The album is darker than his first, and feature more of his hikwa style music. It was approached with a different style from his last release. While Young, Black en Gifted focused more on feel good and party music, Elai Lineendunge focused more on story telling and wordplay. The album showcased Sunny Boy's lyrical ability distinguishing him from his colleagues in the industry. The album feature guest appearance from The Dogg, OmPuff, Chipolopo, TeQuila, and Kamasutra. While production was handled by The Dogg, Elvo and Morgan. The album holds the record of being the only, in Namibia to be nominated more than five times for seven categories at the 2007 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards. The Video of the album's most successful song "Summertime" was nominated for the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards.
    In September 2006, Sunny Boy left Mshasho Records, and launched his own record label, GreenHouse Entertainment (now Yaziza Entertainment).
    More Details Hide Details After financial issues and disappointments from his former manager Isak Nyambali, Sunny felt it was better to establish his own record label and be his own boss. An agreement was reached between him and The Dogg to revise his contract.
  • 2005
    Sunny Boy released his much anticipated debut album, Young, Black en Gifted, through Mshasho Productions, in December 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The album was very successful with hits songs such as "Balance", "Serious" and "Oshaikengaho". Around the same time, he was featured on The Dogg's Channel O Music Video Awards winning song "Baby Don't Go". Production on the album was handled mainly by The Dogg, Elvo and DJ Kboz. Guest features includes The Dogg, Chipolopolo, Luvy, TeQuila and Kboz. The album was well received making it one of the best albums to be released under Mshasho Records. It was well crafted with lyrical structure which focus mostly on feel good and party themes. The song "Serious" is a motivational song. Videos were released for "Balance" and "Serious". The song "Best of Both Worlds" performed by Faizel MC featuring The Dogg and Sunny Boy was added to the album as a bonus track. His lyrical ability on the other hand placed him above all, and has influenced a lot of upcoming artists at the time, including Qonja among others. The two would later collaborated on "Fashion" from Qonja's Mdakadaka and "Yamkwanekamba" from Sunny's The Sleeping Giant.
    He increased his buzz with his hit single "Balance" in 2005 when he signed with Mshasho Productions.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2004
    Sunny Boy was first heard on Gazza's hit song "Koko" in 2004, which developed the duo into a good relationship.
    More Details Hide Details He refused to sign to Gazza's GMP Records. He then signed with The Dogg's Mshasho label same months later. Gazza explain the refusal as unfair and labelled Sunny a betrayal. Because he brought him into the game. As a protégé of The Dogg and member of the Mshasho label, Sunny Boy got more and more involved in the beef between The Dogg and Gazza, ironically known as "Mshasho vs. G.M.P.". He also exchanged verses with Gazza. He challenged Gazza on many of his songs. In 2008 he released a hip hop track titled "Intro" off his third album, where he called Gazza out. The song "Oyetu" also diss Gazza indirectly. In 2009, Gazza's crew StreetKids dissed Sunny on their song "Who's Fooling Who". Sunny replied through Chipolopolo's single titled "Mr She-Me" in which they make fun of Gazza and his girlfriend. The title of the song is also a mock of Gazza's surname Shiimi.
    He rose to fame after collaborating with Gazza on his song "Koko" in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Born on March 13, 1983.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)