ShaoDow (Shaa-ow-dough) is a professional rapper, manga author and possible ninja.
Equipped with a law degree and having studied Shaolin Kung Fu in China, ShaoDow utilises the tenacity and determination he learned from his martial arts training to independently forge his music career.
It’s little wonder ShaoDow scooped the 2017 AIM Award for Hardest Working Artist – he has self-released three albums, which have sold more than 25,000 copies, created a headphones brand and published a book through his own company, DiY Gang Entertainment. The London-born artist makes a full-time living from his music, manga and merchandise and has even appeared on ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK. He was recently invited into Parliament to speak on behalf of grassroots music venues across the country.
ShaoDow has opened for the likes of Wiley, Ghetts, Stormzy, Skepta and more, while his live shows have taken him across the UK, Europe and Asia. A truly unique Fire in the Booth with Charlie Sloth is the jewel in the crown of a plethora of radio shows, including Radio 1, 1xtra and BBC 6 Music.
"When it comes to performing live Shao delivers an unforgettable experience. Mixing skillful lyricism, infectious beats, crowd participation and a bit of Kung Fu, he creates a uniquely entertaining stage show." -