Safira Mono
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Safira Mono

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | INDIE

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | INDIE
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I've released several tracks such as:

Standing at the door, Real badgal, Covenant hotel, Please forgive me, Greedy, & Arrest me.

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In June of 1986 Shockera was born to Moya & Derrick Pinnock. By 1988 the couple separated and Derrick left behind two year old Shockera. Shockera was raised by her mother and grandmother in a Christian family home, being that her grandmother was a minister in a Pentecostal church.

In 1997 Shockera converted to Christianity and took a watery baptism. Music began in Sunday school for Shockera but she soon found herself living a double life. She grew to love reggae music and expressed her passion for it amongst her peers. One day during class Shockera’s teacher was called to the principal's office leaving the class room unattended. That was a great opportunity for the students to do as they pleased. Shockera and fellow classmates started a clash.

After watching and seeing what fun it was to clash in a funny manner Shockera spent quality time studding some lyrics from Beenie man, Bounty Killer, Mad Cobra, Lady G, Lady Saw and other dancehall artists. One afternoon during lunch there was a mini class under a plum tree out in the school yard. Shockera was eating lunch when her friends literally dragged her over to the clash site. That was the day Shockera became a clash artist and was named Lady Shock.

In spring of 2000 Lady Shock migrated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida weeks before her 13th birthday. Shyness got a hold on her during middle school and while the kids misbehaved in class she would sit writing lyrics on a daily basis. “Tell us what you're writing over there!” her classmates demanded, forcing her to stand up in the classroom and flow straight from her book. The class was amazed although most didn't understand the lyrics but demanded that she do more selections because they loved it. Lady Shock held a reputation in class at Seminole middle school throughout the 8th grade.

In 2001 Lady Shock attended South Plantation High and in no time she was freestyling with “Yankees” during lunch breaks. She was fascinated with the newly found hiphop culture and quickly adopted it. Lady Shock wasted no time, she spent her time listening to music and writing punchlines. “Is this what I’m sending you to school for?” “You need to find yourself in church” Exclaimed Lady Shock’s mother after discovering a book filled with exclusive song lyrics.

In 2002 Lady Shock was told to attend Church every given Sunday as long as she was under the age of 18 and under her mother’s roof. She wrote some of her greatest song lyrics in church. One Sunday a preacher was preaching about Ananias and Zafira and Lady Shock's cousin pointed at her and said the story was about her because Lady Shock had lied to a pastor weeks prior to that. Lady Shock then ceased the name and took on Safira. The name has a lot of meaning to it and in Hebrew it means “Precious Gem.”

Safira went on to work on numerous songs throughout her career leading up to the year 2010. “That was the worst year of my life!” Safira explained. She learned her mother had developed breast cancer in February of 2010 and by September she was gone. Safira battled to keep her sanity after her tremendous lost. She pulled through in remembrance of her mother. “I sat by my mom’s bedside for approximately 3 weeks holding her hand while singing to her. I’ll never truly recover from watching her go but she was there for me the whole time as my biggest fan.”

In 2011 Safira felt alone, and lost trust in the people around her and proclaimed to be “ONE” “I am Mono. It took a lot for me to find myself and now that I have found myself I am “ONE” with myself; thus, I am Safira Mono.”