The culmination of her critical and commercial success resulted in 4 MOBO nominations with Shola going on to collect 2 (best newcomer, best R&B).
Throughout 97 Shola toured extensively across the UK and was special guest to a whole host of artists (Fugees, 3T, Jamiraquai). She also headlined the 98 rhythm nation tour feat Glamma kid, D-Influence and Rashan Patterson.
To top off an amazing year Shola was nominated for 2 Brit awards in Feb 98 and went on to pick up the gong for Best British Female, the crowning achievement for an incredible journey.
Shola then had the honour of being requested by the Vatican to perform for the pope, where, accompanied by the Harlem gospel choir, she gave a stunning performance.
Between albums Shola collaborated on the Glamma kid single (Taboo) reworking the Sade classic, making it effortlessly her own and scoring her yet another top ten single.
In 99 she released her sophomore album the critically acclaimed In Return Co writing 11 of the 16 tracks with a host of International writers and producers (Darkchild, Babyface, Stargate, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Angie Stone, Shaun Labelle) Earning her a no 2 single (Still Believe) in France which stayed on the French radio chart for an amazing 4 months peaking at no 1.
She then began a sell out UK tour which took her and her band all over the country extending to an extensive French tour playing to an average of 28,000 every night, also playing sold out shows in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
Sholas single Imagine remixed by asylum went on to become one of the biggest club singles of the next 6 years.
Once back in the studio Shola worked on her third album Supersonic which was released in France on French label Inca. Supersonic is one of Shola’s most personal works to date. Co writing the whole album Shola really flourishes with her songwriting. Vocally Shola’s voice has grown stronger than ever, showing a passion and maturity that puts her among the best singers in the world and not just the UK.
Shola also did a spectacular millenium show, in front an audience of 6000, on the beautiful island of Djerba in Tunisia. This New Years extravaganza was also televised throughout Tunisia and France, and received rave reviews from the press as well as the punters.
Whilst taking time out Shola entered into motherhood, giving birth to her first child, a baby boy born in the summer of 03. During the summer of 2004 Shola was once again in the charts, featuring on the top 10 (no 8) You Should Really Know, with the Pirates.
Shola has constantly been writing and recording new material and is now ready to take that step back into the spotlight as well as into the charts 2010 is only going to be the beginning.
All in all Shola really is only at the beginning of what is going to be an incredible career.With gold and platinum records in the UK and across Europe along with numerous awards, has achieved so much. Shola is now ready to take it to the next level. Starting from where she left off, being at the forefront of British R&B representing the UK on an International basis, letting the world know that we really have got something to shout about !
Shola is available for pa's and gigs all over the world.To book Shola please contact projectmodels@
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Dean Rowland founded Project Models with the aim of creating an agency with International standard, hard working, professional Artistes that have the ability to work in all aspects of the industry.
Starting out as a Professional Model, Dean gained a lot of valuable experience and knowledge from both positive and negative sides to the industry.
Project Models are based in London, England and work with both male and female models and partner agencies around the globe with negotiations already underway in both New York and Los Angeles.
Project Models has created a storm in the world of fashion modelling since the Agency launch. Today, Project Models is a respected, dynamic business and an industry leader, with a team of experienced staff that maintain our credibility and authority in the world of style and fashion.