Shaniqua is a spoken word poet, writer, creative workshop facilitator, and Croydon’s first Poet Laureate. She draws inspiration from her life experiences to create meaningful pieces of writing. She wrote the lyrics for the London Mozart Players' Anthem for Peace, and wrote and performed a specially commissioned poem for the reopening of South London’s biggest arts centre, Fairfield Halls. Shaniqua has performed at the Thornton Heath Lights Festival, Field Day Festival and as part of Apples & Snakes' immersive spoken word show, Rallying Cry. She has facilitated workshops for Spread The Word, Writerz & Scribez and Stanley Arts.