Moonchild Sanelly live from Johannesburg


About the stream

Featuring on songs with Beyoncé and Gorillaz, now live from Johannesburg: We present the undisputed queen of "future ghetto punk": Moonchild Sanelly!

Determinedly doing things her own way and standing up for what she believes in - without ever compromising - has long been ingrained in the psyche of trailblazing South African musician Moonchild Sanelly, whose drive to succeed has been fuelled by personal pain and trauma.

  • 60 minutes (approximately)
  • Live from a rooftop in Johannesburg (yes, really live, not sort of live)

Moonchild Sanelly’s electrifying energy, infectious voice, unique self designed style and her outspoken approach to female empowerment and pleasure make her one of the most sought after acts in South Africa today!


Growing up in Port Elizabeth with a hip-hop producer brother and a mum who would put her on stage from a young age to compete in dance competitions, Sanelisiwe Twisha’s music-filled childhood was full of creativity. Whether it was self-choreographing dance routines to Spice Girls tracks, teaching herself to play the piano, singing at church with her family, or starting to write poetry, expression and being artistically free was always encouraged.

She took a commercialised approach to unapologetically spreading her message - one of female sexual empowerment: “liberation for women, in the bedroom, in the boardroom, knowing your power…I needed to be heard by a lot of people”.

Since her 2015-released award-winning first album ‘Rabulpha!’ put her on the global map, she has collaborated with local favourites Maphorisa, Sho Madjozi and Thandiswa Mazwai. In the years that followed, she caught the attention of a host of international superstars, leading to high-profile collaborations with artists including Wizkid and Beyonce (featuring on ‘... MY POWER’, as part of ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ soundtrack, in 2019) and Gorillaz (on ‘With Love To An Ex’, in 2020).


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Time zone helper:

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18:00 SAST

18:00 GMT+2

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