Sheyla Bonnick

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Sheyla Bonnick
Birth nameSheila Yvonne Bonnick
GenresDance-pop, dance, soul
Years active1975–present

Sheyla Bonnick is a singer/songwriter and performer among other things. Born in Jamaica and brought up in England. Her name was previously spelled as Sheila Bonnick and Sheila Bonnique.


In 1977 Sheyla joined Munich disco project Mandrake for the recording of "It's Time For Us" "Dancing The Night Away" and "Disco Magic"[1]. She then signed to Hansa International, releasing a disco cover of "Proud Mary",[2] credited to "Sheila Bonnique". She recorded another track, "In the Shadows" which appeared on the soundtrack album of German film A Woman in Flames (1983)[3]. In the early 90s, she moved to Denmark with her Icelandic husband and manager where she co-wrote a mini-musical called "Money Talks" staged for some months in the Lindenborg inn.

In 1994 Sheyla became a member of Maizie Williams Boney M. lineup (the third of its kind alongside that of Bobby Farrell and lead singer Liz Mitchell). Sheyla accepted the offer. The group toured the world for 10 years in a line-up featuring Kelly Rahman and Toyin Adekale. Sheyla left the group and later formed her own tribute show "Sounds of Boney M."

She released the single "Live Better" with Latvian artist Rassell on May 20, 2013[4] before producing the album "Angel Cures" by fellow "Sounds of Boney M." member Francesca Mowatt [5]. She also published the book "Women Are Like Cats And Men Are Like Dogs - Or Are They?" under pseudonym Kat Brown.[6]

On 16 June 2013 it was announced that Sheyla Bonnick is now patron of 'Second Chance Animal Rescue' which is situated in Swanley, Kent.