Joining us in the loft is singer, songwriter, actress and activist Ernestine Deane. She made her rise to fame as a member and vocalist of the legendary South African hip hop band Moodphase5ive.
Ernestine has had success in whatever she ventured into throughout her career, whether it be as a member of hip hop group Moodphase5ive, a solo artist, or testing her acting chops, whether it be on film or in theatre productions. This is from a career that has lasted for over 20 years, which lead to her receiving a cultural grant for her multi-disciplinary production on the history of Slavery he Water ritual ‘White Paper Boats’. It was awarded to her back in 2010 from the National Arts Council of South Africa.
She is known for her honest and soul cutting words, in her lyrics. This is what lead to her singing with the likes of Black Noise, back when she was 15 years old, while growing up in Gassy Park, Cape Town. Following that she went on to become a member Moodphase5ive and the went on to dominate the music scene from 1998 until 2005. She then went on to perform and release 2 albums with live band Steady On. In 2008, She then went on to release her first Solo album, ‘Dub for Mama’. It’s clear no matter what she does, Ernestine gives it her all, and it has clearly paid off.