EJ von LYRIK hails from a township called Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape
Flats, Cape Town, South Africa.
She has been writing and performing her own material ever since she
started working on music as a career in 1997. Having a distinct interest
in music production, she started producing her own instrumentals in
2001. Her music is an eclectic mix of funk, rock, dancehall, hip hop and roots reggae.
She is a strong advocate for human upliftment and inspiration through the medium
of music and therefore her music carries positive messages in her lyrics.
E.J feels the reason for this cross-over of musical genres is to reach out to a more
diverse audience because the music is message orientated.
She has performed on various international stages as well as
collaborating with some hefty names in the music industry, and was a member
of the (now disbanded) legendary, female hip hop group Godessa.
EJ is a vibrant and energetic performer with an amazing stage presence and
loves the stage as much as the studio.
It is her mission to get her musical message across with passion and
positivity when she is playing live.
EJ is currently working with some of South Africa’s most gifted musicians
such as Mr. Sakitumi on samples and keys, DJ Azuhl on turntables,
Clement Georges aka Mr. Krazyfingerz on bass,
Darren Petersen on drums,
Mpumi Sizani on backing vocals, DJ Dubmasta China aka Seven Ragga Souljah on vocals
and percussion and Inka Kendzia aka The Grrrl, on visuals.
She also has passionate views on human rights and believes music is a
spiritual gift, and this is very evident when listening to her lyrics
and musical productions.
She is presently performing at the biggest national festivals such as CTEMF, Oppikoppi, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Synergy, Resonance, Rocking the Daisies etc. and has gained positive critique from music aficionados and journalists alike.
E.J von LYRIK is a very prolific and dynamic songwriter, music producer and performer and would grace any stage locally as well as internationally with her confident energy, thought provoking lyrics, stirring melodies backed by a solid group of musicians.
Her musical achievements include:
· Playing on international stages in countries such as The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Norway, Cuba, USA, UK,
Ethiopia, Reunion Island, and Tanzania.
RECENT LIVE PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
2010 – E.J von LYRIK European Summer Tour (05 June 2010 – 25 July 2010)