Shavanique Allen aka Shav-A is a singer and songwriter, born in Kingston and raised in Portmore St Catherine. She is the fifth of nine siblings of her father Admiral Tibet, a prominent figure in the reggae music industry. Shav-A began singing at the tender age of ten on the church choir, then later on started touring with her father as a backing vocalist at the age of eighteen. After she discovered her true talent, Shav-A decided that she wanted to pursue a solo career as a singer. The vivacious yet shy singer has a refreshing, soulful sound and a knack for Pop, Reggae and Dancehall genre of music and as such has been inspired by artists such as Celine Dion, Beyonce Knowles and Whitney Houston to name a few.