Carmelita Daniels; An Inner View

Who is Carmelita Daniels?
She is a woman that goes by many titles, but to narrow it down, Mom First, Singer, Songwriter, Events Planner etc.

What/Who got you into music?
My Mother, the music seed was planted at a very young age

Besides music, what else do you write?
A lot of things, but apparently the most direct FaceBook status’, I can have no filter with those sometimes.

Tell us more about your typical day.
Well, I have a day job, so it’s a busy one.

What do you do when you’re not doing what you regularly do?
I am spending time with my kids.

Tell us about Rocking 4 Cancer.
It is a show held annually, to raise funds for certain beneficiaries. All proceeds made from the shows gets donated to the various organizations. And we honestly could use some sponsorship, so if you see this please feel free to mail us at rocking4cancer@gmail.com

What is your role in Rocking 4 Cancer?
I am one of the ladies behind the initiative. The show was started by my best friend Casey Lee and myself via a WhatsApp conversation. I am part of the planning team and also one of the performing artists.

Tell us about the best part of your work.
Getting to express my creativity.

Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
To be honest, I really can’t say, BUT….. let’s hope I’d have been to Jamaica by then LOL.

Who is your inspiration/Role Model?
Will always be my Momma Bear

Your views around Cape Town music scene?
This question I actually wanted to erase, but you would notice so well. Cape Town, has thee most talented muso’s we know this, BUT they need to realise that, regardless of how good you are, how may stages you have performed on, who you have headlined for… There is always someone ready to replace you and being humble is one thing quite a few of these new artist lack. Also, we need to create more platforms for Cape Town artists to get there music heard, YES Good Hope FM, KFM and HEART 104.9. I am talking about them. Pay to play must Fall

Night owl or morning person?
I think I’m a split of both, I’m a cranky night person when I can’t sleep, and I’m a cranky morning person when I am up before the alarm. Like the world don’t need to see that person “in person”.

What other names do you go by?
Carmy

What would we find in your fridge?
People be looking at this thinking Imma say wine, but that don’t make it to the fridge, so food. Hahahahaha

What is your favourite meal?
Food is my favourite meal

Any upcoming projects we should be looking out for?
Yes, MOST IMPORTANTLY, My Debut single. In the next month, check out my social media pages.
2ndly, 12 May we are at Club West End for the Open Mic Session.
20th May I will be at the Beacon Valley Old Age home between 12-3pm.

What is your favourite childhood memory?
Any one that doesn’t involve getting a hiding, Kidding, has to be my family get together’s and all of us just singing. Loved those times.

Most embarrassing moment?
Damn, falling off stage. And no I am not going to elaborate.

What else can we expect from Carmelita Daniels?
A LOT.
For now, more music, but my other talents will push through pretty soon… Keep your feelers to my pages.

Who was your favourite muzo to work with and why?
I don’t have one fave, because everyone I have worked with either good or bad has taught me something and I am grateful for the lessons, good and bad as it shapes and molds me, and inspires me too do sooooooo much better.
BUT I would really love to do something with a certain artist I saw on the plane 2 weeks ago, but got star struck and couldn’t say hi…

If this is our last conversation, what word of advice would you give me?
Live your life the way you want it, and let nobody stop you from doing what you feel is best for you.

SoundCloud: Carmelita Daniels

Twitter: @Carmy121 | Instagram: @carmy_rocking4cancer
Facebook: Carmelita Daniels Official
Snapchat: I am still tryna figure this thing out, pretty filters though

 

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