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Story - then and now

The One Who Sings is passionate about the natural world and our undeniable connection to it. As such she is an ambassador for the Seachange Project which released the groundbreaking documentary “My Octopus Teacher”.  The team which produced the Oscar award-winning film is currently working on a feature film on the artist based on her connection to the ocean.  

Early 2020 saw her  collaborate with Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma live onstage at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town South Africa.


A trained theatre actress, she won the prestigious Fleur Du Cap award in the category of “Best Actress”. This for her 2019 self-written and critically acclaimed one-woman play entitled “The One Who Sings".   


She released her debut solo album entitled “Thetha Mama” in November of 2021. 

The work won "Best Produced Album" in 2022 at the South African Music awards. The One Who Sings is currently working on a follow up album with her new band "The Feminine Force" and is working on two upcoming film projects for release late in 2024. 

She is also writing and producing a musical based on African goddesses of the seas and lakes of the continent. The staging is earmarked for a 2025 debut on the mainstage of the iconic Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. 

In her former incarnation as lead singer of pan-African supergroup Freshlyground, The One Who Sings has shared and opened stages for greats such as Stevie Wonder, BB King, Shakira - co-wrote the FIFA World Cup song Waka Waka, Hugh Masekela, and Johnny Clegg among others.  

The One Who Sings believes in the sanctity of the time of childhood.

As such she is a trustee on the board of Zip Zap Circus School. She is an  ambassador for the Morris Isaacson Centre for Music and is a proud   ambassador of The Earthchild Project in Cape Town, South Africa. Current fellow of The Witness Institute



“Our world is changing. The old stories have worn thin. We are telling new stories now. We are creating new realities: ones which inspire and give us true power.”

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