Shane Eagle, real name Shane Patrick Hughes was born June 7, 1996, in Johannesburg East. Shane comes from a multicultural home, where his father is of Irish descent and his mother is Coloured. Due to this difference in culture, Shane has been afforded the ability to connect and identify with a variety of people in South Africa thus making him a unique hybrid of cultures.
Shane’s parents divorced when he was only five years old and he lived with his father in Kempton Park, where he attended predominantly white schools, although he visited his mother in Rabie Ridge regularly which provided him with two completely different ways of living. The name “Eagle” comes from a circle of friends Shane made in Rabie Ridge where he decided to take ownership of the name and be identified as such. Speaking on this Shane states “I got the best of both worlds, and that shaped the type of person I am today”. Cava Shane talks about his favourite hood which is Rabie Ridge: