Moonchild was born to an extrovert, The woman of song who’s independence was before her time.
Young Moon burst onto the entertainment scene as a child model and hasn’t left the scene since.
She began performing at talent shows as soon as her legs could carry her and the result of her early start is an exceptional ability to improvise.
Following her mothers sudden death, when she was only a teenager.
Moonchild left her home town in the Eastern Cape to study fashion in
Music played a prominent role in the upbringing of Moonchild Sanelly; her mother was a jazz musician and her brother and BLK JKS drummer Tshepang “Rambo” Ramoba
operated as a producer from a studio in their family home in Port
It was only after moving to Durban to study fashion design
(which she still does under her label, Moonchild Cultwear)
that she began to actively pursue a career in music herself. Her unique
sound has emerged out of a blend of influences ranging from classical
and jazz, to hip hop, kwaito and electronic. A few of her collaborative
highlights so far include the track ‘Rabubi’ produced by Tshepang, and
two collabs with Richard Rumney aka Marazma: ‘Inkwenkwezi’ and ‘Cut The Cake’. Most recently Moonchild featured on Fantasma’s ‘Shangri-la’ accompanied by a trippy, live-animation-filled music video. She’s also just wrapped up her soon-to-be-released debut album.