Rosey Die Rapper, 20, from Portland is one of only two female rappers who have been nominated for best hip hop song of the year in the Ghoema Music Awards, which recognises outstanding achievement in the Afrikaans music industry.
Rosey, originally from Porterville, could not believe that she have been nominated for the award for her song My Naam Hoor off her EP, Wie is ek and Block.
Also nominated in this category are Early B for Ben Ten, Hemelbesem for Blaas die Trompet and for Die Silwer Maan (Flippit), Jerome Rex for Boogie Up and Yoma for My Pens.
The awards are presented by the Ghoema Trust and is the only independent music award ceremony of its genre in South Africa.
The awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday April 17.
In an interview with the Plainsman, Rosey said she started writing when she was nine and started rapping when she was 15. “I rapped in my room for a long time,” said Rosey.
In her matric year she left Porterville to pursue her rapping career in Oudtshoorn and received an award for best female rapper at a show there in 2016.
Maam, a rapper from Portland, got a call from Rosey to collaborate and Rosey met up with her in Mitchell’s Plain in 2017. She worked closely with the Broederbond, a movement and group of rappers, vocalists, MCs, from all over Cape Town.
She is also the winner of the Mzansi Talent Search with Funderland at GrandWest in 2018.
“The future is bright for Rosey with the talent and potential she has. Die Ghoema Awards is iets baie groot. We started at the bottom and for those to notice her at the top is something big.” said Maam.
“The song My Naam Hoor, is self-explanatory. Everything happened so fast for me. I want to thank those who support me from Porterville and Mitchell’s Plain as well as the Broederbond and Susterbond. As ek wen dan wen ons almal,” said Rosey.
Rosey has also been nominated in the favourite female artist category. To vote for her, SMS PV10 to 39952.