Sheila Atim

”Happiest Girl in the World” - song written for Malala Yousafzai

commissioned in partnership with United Nations Decade of Women and University of Wolverhampton

Sheila Atim is an English actress, singer, composer, and model who gained fame for her ‘Laurence Oliver Award’ winning role as Marianne in Conor McPherson's ‘Girl From The North Country’. She has been one of the fastest rising theatre stars in the UK for her scintillating performances in the modern all-female adaptations of Shakespearean plays like ‘The Tempest’, ‘Julius Ceaser’, and ‘Henry IV’. She has also been seen on TV in ‘Bounty Hunters’ and ‘Harlots’. Sheila has been guided by the philosophy of “why not” her entire life. That has translated to her taking chances and going to do whatever she felt passionate about. Consequently, the talents of the theatre actress are not limited to acting and she is also a versatile singer and dancer. Her soul-wrenching rendition of Bob Dylan’s ‘Tight Connection To My Heart’ is considered by many to be even better than the original. Additionally, Sheila is also becoming a well-known face in the fashion world having been featured as the rising star, on the cover of ‘ES Magazine’. She also continues to be a women’s rights activist and is actively involved with ‘Women For Refugee Women’ in the UK.