Blaq Pearl from Cape Town, started writing poetry and songs since the age of 12. Her musical genre is a fusion of Afro/Soul/Hiphop/Jazz/R&B. She is known for her phenomenal performances at various events, national and international. Is also a cast member in two popular and award winning musical theatre productions namely Afrikaaps & A Plekkie in die son as well as Krotoa. Towards the end of 2011 she finally released her debut album titled Against All Odds. Blaq Pearl (named Janine) also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of the Western Cape. She is proudly vocal about social issues & loves doing development work with youth. 2015 marks the release of her first self published book titled Karadaaa!!! a collection of her poetry, stories and songs written in both English and Afrikaans. 2016 She completed writing the musical production Krotoa Van Vandag and showcased at various schools. Her latest production is a one-woman show titled Storie van My Lewe. She is the co founder of the Blaqpearl Foundation. Her services as professional Artist for events is Live Music, Poetry, Storytelling, Theatre and Motivational speaking.