YearOfTheWomxn is an event that’s all about empowerment, upliftment and creating a safe space/platform for Womxn/LGBTQI+ community in the entertainment industry to showcase their work, talent and skills.
Olivia Missdee Daniels aka Miss Dee!!!!!!! Is a vibrant female DJ with a versatile style she’s back after taking a well deserved break from the scene. She is currently a resident DJ at Radio Atlantis on a show called The CapeGroove Takeover. Miss Dee also has her own show called Candy Rush Fridays. Miss Dee is a versatile DJ who can play anything from commercial house, hip hop, rnb and jazz.
“ I am Ashie B. A 27 year old female rapper from the 7945. I was always just a singer, all I did was sing everywhere I went. Couldn’t do a thing without music. Found my love for rap in 2010 when I jumped in on a recording session with some of the guys in the hood. It was my first attempt at rap and I went straight in freestyling. That very moment changed everything for me. I remember performing at a talent show in 2007 singing Big Girls Don’t Cry by Fergie (a capella) and won first place. That experience was everything to me but when I started rapping in clubs I knew that’s what it was for me. Music over all is just soul soothing. I released a video called ASHES last year which is based on my life along side some other tracks called Without You, Third Eye etc.
Music is my therapy, it keeps me alive”
“My name is Ké-Dee Leigh Gordan and I go by my stage name DJ Krazy K. I always had a love and passion for music. I’m a pianist and an organist in church. I started DJing at the age of 13. I was taught by a friend of my mom. I never really thought about taking DJing seriously. To me DJing was just a hobby that I enjoyed doing. It got serious when I entered a high school DJ search competition for the DSTV festival and I won the competition. I was the only girl amongst the boys. I then got to meet DJ Portia and DJ Ron X-Rated who helped me on this industry. I did my first radio debut on the Dr. Jules’s show Drs in the house in June 2019 and from then I got made a resident DJ on the show. I’m really still an upcoming DJ and I still got a lot more to learn in this industry but I’m on the right path now and enjoying every moment of it. “
~ DJ Krazy K
“Murensia Block ook bekend as “Rosey Die Rapper “ is gebore in 1998 in Kraaifontein en groot geword in n klein dorpie, Porterville.
Rosey het begin skryf op die ouderdom van 13 en begin rap op die ouderdom van 15. Tydens 2016 in haar matriek jaar het sy Oudshoorn toe getrek en dieselde jaar wen sy die trofee vir “ Best Female Rapper 2016”. Die tiepe musiek waarmee sy besig is, staan bekend as “BOOMBAP” alhoewel sy ook belangstel in RnB. Stilbly was nog nooit een van haar sterkpunte nie daarom is in elke song wat sy doen n storie agter die storie. Die boek en pen was haar sielkundiges van kleins af. Elke traan, pyn, hartseer, glimlag, trots, het sy in woorde omskep om te ‘survive’. Musiek het haar basies gered.
Op die oomblik is al Rosey se fokus op haar EP wat laat in Maart beskikbaar sal wees.Dit behels die bekendstelling van ‘’Rosey DIE Rapper’’.Sy sit haar als in by elke song daarom kan sy met selfvertroue se dat sy dink die EP sal n groot sukses wees.Sy word bygestaan deur die BROEDERBOND en die SUSTERBOND.Rosey vergeet defnitief nie waarvandaan sy kom nie,haar cd ‘launch’ vat sy terug na die Platteland,waar sy grootgeword het.Dit sal op die 28ste April plaasvind.
Haar rolmodelle was en is steeds haar voorige Mentors, Ingrid en Pedro Fortuin. Dit was die mense wat haar vuur vir musiek aan die brand gehou het, haar geleer het van die basiese dinge van optreedes en baie baie meer. Sy glo, vasbeslote dat sekere mense kom op jou pad vir sekere reedes en dat die woord ’toevallig’ net nog n woord is. Ongelukkig is alles rondom ons tydelik en sy het besluit sy gaan haar sanggroep verlaat om voltyds te rap.
Murensia se droom was om n Afrikaanse dosent op Universiteit te word en sy beoog steeds om dit te doen maar vir nou bevind sy haar op n plek waar sy wil wees.Sy vat die geleentheid om stories te vertel en om jongmense te leer deur haar lirieke en Boonop doen sy meer as net Skryf.Rosey sien haarself oor n paar jaar as n legende in die Afrikaanse musiek loopbaan.As Murensia sien sy haarself as n Normale jongmens met Drome wat haar bang maak. Sy het n belofte aan haarself en aan haar oorlede ma gemaak. Daardie belofte is wat haar staande hou.”
“I’m Tiffany Lee Van Graan im 23 years old .
My love language has been music forever and im always a sucker for new good music I’m a whole mom of two .
I enjoy vibing by myself making sure my people are having a good time and that we all on positive energy together. IF YOU EVER NEED A HYPEWOMAN IM YOUR GIRL IT WONT MATTER IF WE ARE JUST SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS .
I’ve always loved music and singing and I cannot wait to bless each and everyone who will be attending im excited because I’ve not done a show since the last event and im really excited to be back on stage ive always wanted to be bigger than what I am especially in music but to be performing again makes me soo excited .
One love and more life to all SEE YALL THERE “
“Young, Grateful and Brown
I am a scribe, I’ve been inlove with words since I memorised Wordsmith’s Daffodils as a laaitie. I was exposed to Word-Sound-Power and instantly knew I wanted to be a storyteller. My parents’ eclectic taste set the foundation for my love of song and by age seven, I was writing and performing original concerts. The joy I find in being in front of an audience is a reminder from my child self I am magic.
After circumstances lead to me leaving university, I was inspired to focus on developing my natural talents. Choosing words for fusing my confusions, muses and substance abuse with music has been my path since being introduced to the 021 creative realm in 2016.
A brief domicile in Hip Hop saw me become the foremost QWOC to compete in and dominate a local battle rap league. Being on stage and in studio with esteemed artists like Jill Levenberg and Jitsvinger also added to making my stay a most pleasurable one.
My creative expression has become synonymous with protest and invites to add to queer academic spaces has seen my words endeavour to write the kind of world I want to create in. “
– Amy Brown
“ Enigma RSA whose real name is Zintle Entle Phalele was born on the 4th of January in the Eastern Cape in Mdantsane but grew up in King William’s Town also in the Eastern Cape. At the age of 10 years she was already writing her own lyrics over well-known songs and made it hers. Her talent for song writing grew and was quickly discovered as she began reciting poetry at primary school and at Church, her story line was then inspired by Mama Gcina Mhlophe and Lebo Mashile.How she expresses herself is not limited just to music.
Enigma has won numerous times participating in beauty pageants at various competitions. Her love for art opened doors for her, she began being noticed and deeply draws inspiration from the trials and tribulations that she’s faced.
In 2005 she won 1st position in a provincial poetry challenge in Port Elizabeth representing her school and her district. She and other Guy’s then formed a group called Oentry in Ocean which was well known for its dynamic talent, such as dance, drama,poetry etc.The idea of the group was to discover true hidden potential among themselves and using the stage to keep away from drugs and negative things. Her love for acting also grew as she was discovered by a well-known theatre group called Abelusi under the Steve Biko Foundation which is based in Ginsburg where the late Hero Bantu Stephen Biko grew up.
She then relocated to Cape Town and would shorty be known as a female rapper and a vocalist. She released her 1st single “Uhambi’izolo” which was produced by her late Mentor Luthando aka Majesty Uhamb’izolo received a prominently positive welcome and got play listed on various radio stations in the country. This resulted in Enigma becoming a co-host on shows such as Bush radio’s Headwarmez and later moved to Disa FM where she co-hosted along-side Gospel sensation Sinethemba Mda.
On her discovery and love for music she met one of the Hip Hop faces in Cape Town Laverne HippKhoi Maart in a session and later formed one of the most demanded all female group called Vocal Eyez. within 2 months of the group being formed they have appeared on one of the selling News paper’s, The Voice and Cape August on the front Page. Enigma has appeared on Shut down on the Ready D show on Goodhope Fm, she didn’t hold back she has been on Bush Radio with Patty Monroe, Khanyi Mavi, Uneek ,and Millz on a female cypher. Enigma has also been at Metro Fm rap activity jam hosted by the godfather himself Dj Oskido.
Enigma has appeared on CTV and has performed in a Park Jam that hosted More than 5000 people and was televised on the morning Expresso on SABC 2.She has recently been hosted @ Iqhayiya Fm and Radio Zibonele.She is a fomer member of a record Label in Khayelitsha where she found home and where she was given the name Enigma by her former producer, and owner of Light Spot Entertainment Stratch, that’s where she discovered that music was indeed a calling.”
“Lance Lightyear is a queerbody, MC, singer, songwriter, lyricist & recording artist born and raised in Cape Town, Mitchells Plain.
They use music to actively denounce the systematic oppression of LGBTQ+ bodies & brings forth queer-evolution, queer-expression and queer-freedom most prominently in music, fashion & visual imagery.
During February’s Cape Town Pride Week 2019 – just before the Covid-19 pandemic put South Africa on lockdown – Lance Lightyear released their first project , ‘Queer Urban Memoir’.
“There is a story to tell,” he says of the project, which addresses the experience of being a young, queer artist in Cape Town where the LQBTQI+ community is still a marginalised one.
They have also graced the cover of the music section and received a spread by international powerhouse Nataal Magazine.
Locally, Lance Lightyear has had a plethora of interviews with different media outlets such as newspapers, radio,podcast and blogpost interviews.
Last year, They released an unmixed and unmastered ep Called “Rainbow Reintroduction” which reintroduces what the “Lightyear” brand stands for and In a world still so black and white, “RR” re-opens the colour spectrum and reintroduces the rainbow.
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Listen to Queer Urban Memoir, a playlist by Lance Lightyear on #SoundCloud
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IG : @lancelightyear
FACEBOOK : @LanceLightyear
TWITTER : @lancexlightyear
“I am a female DJ known as DJ Nixi.
I always had a passion for music as i use to hang out with my dad doing gigs.
After matric I studied sound engineering @ cape music institute where my passion for sound evolved. I am now an audio and visual Technical Assistant @ UWC.
I started my DJ career about 6 years ago but it was just for fun at first like a hobby, then I took it more seriously as people started noticing my talent and booking me for gigs such as private functions and clubs.
I have grown so much in the industry as I try to better myself each time I play. The genre I love to play is future house but I can play any genre as well, it is better to be versatile.
my achievements: Played on GHfm twice ,played at club 7764, star gayzer, gophers, vegas, aired on so many online radio stations such as Geefm,beats online radio, Candy Rush. I am also a resident on 2 online radio stations, Radio Atlantis and Future Club Radio and Live Residency @ Grillfather Woodstock.
My Future Plan is to go Overseas and play at massive festivals like Tomorrow Land ect and become South Africa’s best Female DJ.”
“Born and raised in the Northern Cape province of South Africa – Upington and Kimberly. Samantha O.S Bekebeke, musically known as “Miss Morena” is a 26 year old rising hip hop and rap artist.
Raised by a single mother, Miss Morena’s natural creative talent and expression was encouraged from a young age through reading and theatre performance.
Miss Morena’s tittle of “Miss” comes from her teaching and journalism background, which she references often in the style of her music and lyrics, which she describes as a tool educate, teach and inspire.
The poet, lyricist and rapper, has made a name for herself locally, with international following and applaud, due to her captivating live performance. Amongst many other ventures, she owns the own record label and media production house based in Cape Town, Lifestyle Explore, dealing with audio and visual production; which has had a heavy presence in the production of her music, music videos and specifically the production and release of her first debut mixtape set to be released soon. Her latest single “ if it ain’t about the freedom” is out on all digital platforms”
“Gino Dean Thaysen, 23 Years old; teacher, model, director, producer, drill instructor, photographer, videographer and content creator from Mitchell Plain. I am also the current Mr Runway South Africa and MRC brand ambassador.
In 2014 I started my own production company that aims at inspiring the youth through the arts. We showcase stage productions and in doing so we create platforms for people to showcase their raw talent.
I am a youth enthusiast and spend most of my days with community oriented events and activities. I am the head drill instructor for the Western Cape Provincial Marching Association.
I have a passion for people and learning new things. I live life to the fullest each day and whatever opportunity comes my way, I go for it full force. “