Pilani Bubu (35) is indeed a Creative Lifestyle Activist - as she likes to call herself - she believes that: “The world would be a better place if we all did more of what we are passionate about; and that through passion, we find purpose, and with purpose, we can impact the world positively".
In the pursuit of her passion, she gave up her work in corporate South Africa to pursue her music and design career and studied Interior Decorating at Inscape Design College (SA) and Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy (US).
As a creative entrepreneur, she is following her own unique journey in music and design - she is a self-funded and self-published independent artist. She is also the co-owner and founder of interior and design companies with a few product-ranges in her portfolio. Her life's work, as she describes it, is with her social enterprise called PoP (Power of Passion) Sessions, that is focused on inspiring and nurturing the next generation of creative leaders.
She has two album releases to her name ('Journey of a Heart' - 2012 and 'Warrior of Light' - 2015) and three successful radio singles from each: 'Miss Understood', 'Sweet Love' and 'Boom Che'. Her latest singles 'Boom Che' and 'Baile' released in 2018, form part of her forthcoming album: 'Folklore'.
In the last 8 years as an emerging artist, she’s performed her music both locally and globally. A storyteller at heart, and an intentional performer who aims to leave her audiences with conscious and tangible shifts of the heart and mind. Her music is novel and has evolved into a unique fusion of genres: folk, soul-jazz, and funk - old souled yet still so catchy. Her voice is unique with a cohesive global sound and great cross over appeal.
In her debut years she has graced the stages of various festivals: the Drum Beat Festival, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Fete De La Musique, Women Rising Concert, Jazz in The Park (US); music residencies: Goliath Comedy Club- Roast Cafe and Maximillien; with repeat performances at music venues in some of her favourite cities around the world: , venues in New Orleans (US), London (UK), Toulouse (France), Lagos (Nigeria), Maputo (Mozambique), Accra (Ghana) and Nairobi (Kenya).
She has also presented TV show: 'Out And About' on One Gospel channel on DStv channel 331. She now presents the show: 'Design For You' on The Home Channel, DStv channel 176; now in Season 6 of the show and still exploring endless opportunities in design as an: Inspired Speaker and Stylist for some of South Africa's big homeware stores.
Pilani has worked in the South African Marketing & Creative Industries for the last 10 years, with a degree in BComm: Law, Marketing & Business Management from the University Of Pretoria (SA), and a certificate in Marketing Research Principles from Georgia University (US).
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