Jackie Queens is the Zimbabwean born, South African based songwriter and vocalist disrupting the status quo of the music industry’s perspective on the role women play in its success. Her powerful presence in both artistry and business has her firmly placed as the doyen of African female voices in electronica.
Garnering support from the likes of Black Coffee, while collaborating with rising talent such as Enoo Napa and Da Capo sees Jackie Queens cutting a formidable profile in positions that often leave featured artists as unnamed voices or shadowy silhouettes for their contributions. Best described as music with a message, Queens pulls focus on inspiring lyrics to accompany the afro-house, tech and house rhythms presented through her work.
It is, however, through her own label Bae Electronica and the projects she spearheads, such as GIRLS and #womenofhouse that she affects the most impact. Providing a platform to artists that, if ever heard, are often unseen. Queens presents a palette of honesty, inspiration and a tangible energy of inclusion – a force that can be felt in the deep, soulful and nostalgic warmth of her voice.
African moves is a mix show that I started 5yrs ago. It is an avenue I use to express myself and a channel through which I share my take and love for African-inspired house musicclose
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