Rowlene Nicole Bosman is a South African singer who was born in Elsies River, Cape Town on the 3rd of March, 1997. She spent most of her years performing in various singing and dancing competitions.
Following a relatively successful music and dancing career growing up, Rowlene released her first single titled “Imposter” at the beginning of 2016 as an exclusive debut track on Good Hope FM, she was fourteen then. She quickly gained exposure and this caught the attention of former Free World Music executive, Zyne Marcus, who then offered her a contract to work alongside Hip Hop artists such as Nasty C, Erick Rush and Tellaman. Her soft, sultry and sexy style to rap offered a different approach to the male dominated rap industry.
Her collaboration with Nasty C on his hugely successful album, “Bad Hair”, particularly with the “Phases” song brought her to the attention of Hip Hop heavyweight Riky Rick who was apparently impressed by her voice that seemed almost ‘Celestial’. Riky Rick helped Rowlene with her second single titled “Dance with You”.
Listen to “Dance With You” by Rowlene Nicole Bosman ft Riky Rick
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In an interview with SABC, Rowlene talks about her collaboration with Riky Rick, saying,
He was really keen on working with me, and I had done the song before. So we just redid it, changed the beat etc.
She also talks about her music career so far saying,
I feel like I have worked really hard enough for me to be here. It is easy to get along and work with people in the industry if they are as chilled as you are.
Rowlene has participated in several local music workshops which have developed her as an artist and encouraged her to pay it forward.
She founded a community youth initiative called Utopia, which provides a professional platform for young aspiring artists and performers in Cape Town. This has led to her competing and participating in various events, such as, The Annual Mayors Golf Day, Woordfees Festival, The Kuier Festival, and being involved in a variety of Sun International Events and Productions.
Rowlene spent most of her time touring the “Bad Hair” album with Hip Nasty C. This made her decide to pursue music full-time. Rowlene decided to pursue music actively around September 2016, when she began working on a project titled “The Evolution of a Robot”, which she released in March 2017. A year later, she released a similar project titled” The Evolution of a Robot – 2nd Generation” which she released in September 2018. Some of her works include” Phase” ” Imposter”, “Dance With You”, “Attitude Problems”, “Won’t Get Better”, “Amen”, “Swang”, and “Cupid”.