Merique is no new kid on the block. She’s been steamrolling through the music industry from a young age, not just locally, but also abroad. This girl is unstoppable!
She started her career at age 14 when she was accepted into a fantastic singing school in Bloemfontein, owned by the well-known singer, Phillip Kotzé. She studied Bsc in Dietetics and after completing her first year with distinction, underwent a back surgery, which redirected her back to her first love – music!
In 2011 she started performing and joining every music program she could get her hands on, as well as entering competitions worldwide. But wait, the best part is – she won them, and a string of awards to follow.
One such competition was the World Championships of Performing Arts where she represented SA in Hollywood to become the Champion of the World Division Winner. She was also the recipient of the highly acclaimed Industry Award. Then she started touring and performing all over the country. From the KKNK (in an Afrikaans Musical, Skallie Skinnerstories tref Stoffontein), while writing her own songs and stories for a Children’s Cancer Organization in 2014, to where she used her talent to uplift underprivileged communities in the Karoo.
At the end of 2014, she released her first single, “Butterfly-eyes” globally. The song and music video caught the eye of Gordon Malboeuf, VP of A&R at Lunacy Records in Oklahoma City. In 2015 she was invited to the States to record a collaborative album at these same studios!
In 2016 she released her first album, “The Coming Dawn” – also worldwide.
In 2016 she started touring South Africa and performed in multiple towns. One of her highlights was a performance in front of 30 000 screaming rugby fans at Emirates Airlines Park, formally known as Ellis Park. It was not just a big year in light of performances, but also of awards coming her way. “The Coming Dawn” album was considered for the 59th Grammy Awards and won the Academia Award for best Pop/Rock album!
Her song “Rivers” dominated the Number 1 spot for multiple weeks on the Top 5 of an Australian Radio Station.
Merique will launch her brand new album, “Good’s Gonna Come”, soon and one song, off the album, that already caught the public’s attention is, “Beauty Queen”. The name is very misleading to what you actually hear. It is a beautiful song about love, released in both English and Afrikaans. It’s a love song not only for lovers, but also has a beautiful, spiritual message.
Merique walks around with experience, talent, hands full of awards, but also a warm and beautiful heart. Look past all the awards and give Merique a chance to shower you with her passion for music, love and life!
This girl has got what it takes – and it’s only the beginning….
Date: February 2019
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