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#MusicExchange: Gabrielle De Gama releases debut single, acts alongside Iain Glen from Game of Thrones

Talent is something that can be cultivated with passion, motivation, patience and practice. Armoured with all four, 14-year-old Gabrielle De Gama utilised lockdown as an opportunity to write and record her debut single, "Nasty". The song has a crucial message about bullying.
She also has a lead role in an M-Net series titled Reyka – in which she acts alongside award-winning Scottish actor Iain Glen from Game of Thrones. The show is set for release in July 2021 on M-Net (DSTV channel 101). 

She comments: “I believe in continuously preparing and being ready for new opportunities.”

I chatted to Gabriele last week. 

BizcommunityThe new decade means: 

I am turning 20 soon. 

BizcommunityFame is about:

Being able to share with others how you gained success and to inspire others to pursue their dreams.

BizcommunityRetirement will happen when:

When I’m old. 

BizcommunityI don't do: 



BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?

It speaks for me, it is my world right now.

BizcommunityMy music is about: 

My personal experiences

BizcommunityI would love to co-write with:  

Sho Madjozi, Tyla and Nasty C.

BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

Meeting new people and fans.

BizcommunityThe song you must do in every show?

“O mio babbino caro”

BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage: 

Yes, this one time when I was performing my voice went into the weirdest note ever. I’ll never forget that. 

BizcommunityMy style icon: 

Hailey Beiber, Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner.

BizcommunityWhich living person do you admire most and why?

I admire my granny most because she has worked so hard for everything she has and always does the best she can to support me. 

BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?

My Bible. 

BizcommunityIt’s your round, what are you drinking?


BizcommunityDream gig to do: 

Huawei Joburg Day. 

BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?

I can sing opera and pop.




BizcommunityIf you were not a musician, what would you do?

I would probably be a nerd lol or an athlete. 

BizcommunityWho would play you in a Hollywood blockbuster and why?

Catwoman because she’s so fierce. 

BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself?

Funny, hungry, happy, curious, excited. 

BizcommunityFavourite SA songs: 

“Getting Late” – Tyla
“Vulindlela” – Brenda Fassie
“John Cena” – Sho Sho Madjozi
“Feel Good” – Lira
“SMA” – Nasty C
“Your Love” – Azana

BizcommunityWhat books are you reading?

Hunger Games in my spare time, but right now I am reading my textbooks a lot because I am currently studying for exams.

BizcommunityWhat is your favourite word?


BizcommunityFavourite fashion garment: 


BizcommunityGive us some real proper slang and what it means: 

Meddie means girl; peng means gorgeous.  

BizcommunityYour greatest achievement: 

Being young Reyka in the crime series, Reyka.

BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?

Being hungry. 

BizcommunityDo you do charity work and, if you do, what do you do?

Yes, I do charity work for Chayil Foundation; we do soup kitchens for the underprivileged as well as workshops.

BizcommunityWishes and dreams: 

For my music to reach a lot of people and for my name to be well known globally.

Social media:

Instagram | Twitter |You Tube

About Martin Myers

Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

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