Nicole Davy is a singer, songwriter and activist who is reconnecting with her Cape Town roots through her music. “In my latest EP, We Are Gold, I connect with my musical identity rooted in the ghoema and yaadt sounds of Cape Town,” Davy says. Recently, she collaborated with Cassper Nyovest and YoungstaCPT, but collaborations and accolades aren’t her career highlights. “My proudest moment is a recurring feeling when I am being interviewed and I have the opportunity to define my narrative as a coloured, female singer-songwriter who can proudly speak about my identity, my music and my life,” she says. The opportunity to self-define has enabled Davy to partner with collaborators who share her values and spread her brand across South Africa. “Contributing to young people finding their truths and fulfilling their potential, despite economic, social and environmental limitations — this is a dream of mine,” she says.
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