Born and raised in Capetown, South Africa, I was a child and teenager of apartheid.
This forces you to grow up really fast knowing that the colour of your skin places you not only in danger but in a serious disadvantage for any kind of success in life.
At age 13, we immigrated to Australia – a land that promised a better life for me and my family.
I struggled immensely with the Australian culture and it took me years to find my place. But Australia offered me the chance to pursue my dream of music.
I auditioned for my first girl group at age 15 and I never stopped working towards my dream of being a famous international singer/songwriter and producer.
The year 2000 saw me take my career as a professional full-time musician and I have not stopped since.
I have travelled the world through music and toured with numerous artists such as… Kanye West, Kelly Rowland, Rhianna, Kate Ceberano, Christine Anu … just to name a few.
My joyous moment unfolded when my second album reached number 1 in the UK charts, allowing me to tour Europe and sing my own songs.
I now feel my calling of music lends itself more to healing people than just hitting the charts.
I am also heading into writing material that is more in alignment with consciousness and will be represented in a book and many other platforms.
MY INTERPRETATION OF LIVING AS I AM
On a daily basis I am understanding the concept of living only in my world and what that looks, feels and represents for me. I understand that this is a work in progress as I have latched onto other people’s desires and needs for their worlds.
The AS I AM message allows me to be okay with where I am in every moment, recognising when I am taking on beliefs, feelings and thoughts that are not in alignment with my world.
I have recently created a book of memories from my early childhood to this very moment so I can have tangible ideas of what is true for me. An example would be: I’ve always had the ability as a young child to feel when the energy around me is off and instead of thinking ‘I’ve done something wrong,’ it’s ok to ask the question of those around me… ‘Is everything ok?’
‘AS I AM… allows me to remember in every moment it’s not about being perfect but rather being honest about what is being presented in my life.’