American Dragon Jake Long
Shaniqua Chulavista

Legend of the Dragon Tooth (82)


Character Statistics
Gender: Female
Age Group: 16/17
Date of Birth: 1987-1988
Hair and Eye Color: Black
Occupation: High School Student
Teen Pop Sensation
Created By: Jeff Goode
Friends: Jake Long
Trixie Carter
Arthur Spudinski
Production Info
Portrayed by: Kittie[1][2]
First Appearance: The Legend of Dragon Tooth
Last Appearance: The Legend of Dragon Tooth

Shaniqua Chulavista[3][4] is a renowned popstar among teenagers.

Physical Appearance[]

Shaniqua is a brown-skinned woman with long black hair. Her popstar outfit is consisted of a pink midriff-baring shirt with loose sleeves and a pair of blue jean shorts. She also wears white knee-high boots with pink straps, two bracelets on her right wrist, two large earrings and a necklace.


From what is shown, Shaniqua is an all-around cool woman. She enjoys her time onstage as well as her fans, whomever they may be. Even the over-exaggerated enthusiasm of her fans do not affect her mood. She's always seen with a smile on her face.

After her concert, Shaniqua somehow meets Trixie and Spud and gives them a ride home in her limo acting friendly with them and offering sparkling champagne.

Music Career[]

Shaniqua is a very popular singing sensation amongst teenagers. Her latest hit is titled Baby, Don't Be Frontin'[5]. She's the main attraction of NYC's 3rd Annual Hip-Hop Video Awards, and plays at the ceremony's finale. Her song is even broadcast on several TV screens in the streets of New York City.


  • (singing) "Baby, don't be frontin'..."



  • Shaniqua's name is a parody of a Colombian pop singer, Shakira.
  • Real-life rappers Little-T and One Track Mike had a hit single titled Shaniqua in 2001.
  • The term "shaniqua" is also used in slang to describe a girl (often an African-American) originating from the inner city.
  • Shaniqua's concept artwork has her with a slightly darker skin tone than the one she actually has in the series.
  • Jake has a poster of Shaniqua in his school locker and apparently has a popstar crush on her.
  • Shaniqua is never heard talking at all in the entire series, but does sing a few verses of her hit single.
  • Trixie managed to get tickets to Shaniqua's concert through her cousin Lawanda who plays volleyball with the guy that brings bagels to the woman that does the sound check of the Hip-Hop Video Awards.
  • Jake uses a giant TV screen broadcasting Shaniqua's concert to defeat Dr. Diente.