Think number one SA female rapper; what name comes to mind? Well one of the names that will soon pop up is Delta the Leo. A talented champion dancer who has her feet firmly planted on the ground but her sights set on international success. Delta The Leo’s music can be described as a fusion of all the musical influences in her life, ranging from Kwaito, Reggae/dancehall, RnB and Hip Hop.
Delta The Leo has been likened to the leader of the international female hip hop industry, Missy Elliot. The fast pace, quick thinking talents boasted by Missy Elliot are indeed attributes that Delta shares. It is no wonder that Missy Elliot is one of her influences. Delta’s music is also influenced by the music that reverberates through the township of Alexandra where she grew up allowing her to explore different genres in her music and dance. Her inspiration comes from strong black role models from her mother and grandmother who raised her to the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah and Beyonce. These women all represent a strength and tenacity that she mirrors.
Not only is she an accomplished dancer and musician who has been stealthily moving within the industry, Delta is often the life of the crowd. She has a quirky sense of humour and can make anyone clutch their stomachs from laughter. Then turn around and rock the stage with a spellbinding performance that leaves many in awe of her presence and talent.
“Reach for the moon so that if you miss you still floating among the stars,” this is one of the mottos that Delta lives by and it sure is proving to be true. Live. Learn. Inspire is not only the name of her dance workshop where she imparts her knowledge to others but is one of her fundamental principles.
To date Delta has had a number of gigs where she has wowed crowds by performing her first single Zaga as well as a number of the songs that she has recorded. In 2014 alone she choreographed for singer Nothende on X-Factor SA and choreographed the kids’ flash mobs for Nike, Jordan and Converse. 2015 has seen Delta featured on Trace Urban social media platforms, Daily Sun along with performances at Hip Hop Wave and ‘We Run The Night’ at Kwa-Lichaba in Soweto where crowds were blown away by her electrifying stage presence. Delta The Leo’s single Zaga has also been featured on hit television show Ayeye.
Her ultimate goal is to be the first South African female rapper to reach number one status and also going international. She wants to inspire women to reach for their goals, pursue their dreams and be the best they can be.