Shekinah Arzaga

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Shekinah Arzaga
Shekinah Arzaga (2019)
First Name Shekinah
Middle Name Igarta
Last Name Arzaga
Nickname Sheki
Birth Info
Birthdate July 20, 2000  
Hometown Flag of Philippines.png Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Blood type AB
Current Age 21 Years Old
Nationality Filipino
Height 147.32 cm
Professional Info
Agency Hallohallo Entertainment Inc.
Social Networks Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / TikTok / Spotify
Idol Career Info
Group MNL48
Team Team MII
Debuted April, 2018 / 1st Generation

Shekinah Arzaga is the general captain of MNL48 and a member of MNL48's Team MII.





  • She was part of Team MII's Shonichi of MNL48's 1st Stage on January 25th.
  • On March 11th, had a supporting role for MNL48's first short film MNL48 Presents: 2020 Vision.
  • On May 27th, appeared at the virtual concert ONE LOVE ASIA.
  • On June 14th, appeared on the "Yes Sir" episode of Ipaglaban Mo as a supporting role.
  • On December 1st, uploaded a joking video on her TikTok account, where she took a screenshot of her Stage48 Wiki page and claimed that her registered height of 147cm was "fake news." She then edited the picture to say 155cm.
  • On December 6th, appeared at the Pinoy Big Brother Connect opening night.
  • On December 20th, performed on the ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2020.
  • On December 23rd, was the center for MNL48's first original song and second digital single HASHLOVE.


  • On January 3rd, performed on the main stage of ASAP.
  • On January 14th, guested on Magandang Buhay.
  • On January 18th and 23rd, performed on the 1st and last day of Japan Fiesta 2021.
  • On January 24th, appeared on I Can See Your Voice.
  • On February 20th, was ranked 2nd in MNL48's 3rd General Election.
  • On March 17th, appointed as the new general captain of the group.
  • On April 4th, announced she will have a regular podcast on Spotify titled "CHUMIKA with Sheki". (Link: Spotify)
  • On June 26th, was one of the 16 chosen representatives of MNL48 at the AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2021 ONLINE.

MNL48 Senbatsu Election

Team History

Team MII
Joined MNL48 on April 28, 2018 (1st Generation)
Formed Team MII on May 2, 2018

Singles Participation

MNL48 A-Sides

MNL48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Other MNL48-related Songs


Stage Units

MNL1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
Kiss wa Dame yo

Concert Units

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Shanghai

MNL48 2nd Generation Members Team Concert: No To Oshihen!

Media Appearances

Web Shows

TV Shows

  • It's Showtime (2018)
  • Umagang Kay Ganda (2018)
  • ASAP (2018)
  • Letters and Music (2018)
  • Myx Live! (2019)
  • iWant ASAP (2019)
  • Magandang Buhay (2020)
  • Going Live with Shelly Lazaro (2020)
  • Ipaglaban Mo (2020)
  • Pinoy Big Brother Connect (2020)
  • I Can See Your Voice (2021)

Short Films



  • Name in Japanese: シェカイナ・アルザガ
  • Nickname in Japanese: シェキ
  • Hobbies: Watching vlogs, cooking, photography, eating, playing Mobile Legends, do song and dance covers, reflect on things while drinking coffee and listening to her favorite playlist, and bonding with her friends and family
  • Pet peeve: Noisy clothesline
  • One thing that she can't live without: Food
  • Special skills: Can easily remove fish bones in her throat.
  • Favorite comfort food: Ice cream
  • Favorite singer: Beyonce
  • Considered as the Vocal Queen of the AKB48 Group.
  • She's a former contestant of a national singing contest.
  • Was part of the same voice and performance training school as Francinne Rifol.
  • Can eat up to 7 cups of rice.
  • Loves spicy foods.
  • Can run while wearing 6 inch heels.
  • Has a mannerism of suddenly winking.
  • Describes herself as selfless, confident, and talented.
  • Is one of the "Tatlogs" with Francinne Rifol and Alice Margarita De Leon
  • Close friends with
  • Is said to look like current JKT48 General Manager Melody Nurramdhani Laksani.
  • Is always shipped with Alice Margarita De Leon, with fans celebrating their ship every 3rd of the month dubbed as Shelice Day.
  • Dubbed by fans as the MNL48's Golden Ace due to being center for three consecutive singles and her consistency every time she performs on stage.
  • Is part of MNL48's Holy Trinity/Super M alongside Abelaine Trinidad and Marsela Mari Guia due their consistent appearance in all of MNL48's main singles and that the trio always forms an "M" when they are together.
  • Is one of the four Pillars of MNL48.


Shekinah Arzaga MNL48 2nd General Election Poster (2019)
Shekinah Arzaga (2018)
Shekinah Arzaga (2018)
Shekinah Arzaga (2018)
Shekinah Arzaga (2018)
Shekinah Arzaga, winner of the MNL48 1st General Election (2018)
Shekinah Arzaga MNL48 1st General Election Poster (2018)
Shekinah Arzaga (2018)
Shekinah Arzaga (2018)
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Shekinah Arzaga (2018)


Team MII
Ashley Nicole SomeraCristine Jan ElaurzaDana Leanne BrualDana Yzabel DivinagraciaGuinevere Faith Muse
Klaire PresnoLorelaine SañosaMaria Jamie Beatrice AlbertoPrincess Rius BriquilloSandee GarciaShekinah Arzaga