Celine: 10 Facts You Did Not Know

In case you forgot, Celine is a 23-year-old South African singer, songwriter, musician and actress who discovered her passion for music at the tender age of 11.



Celine originally made her debut on the SA music scene in 2017, playing lively and versatile performances at well-known events like the Season of Sauvignon at Hillcrest Quarry, Helderberg Craft Beer Festival, Barleycorn Music Festival and Delheim Harvest Festival. There’s probably a lot that you don’t know about this lady and today that is going to change.

Celine by Leanne Durand
Photo by Leanne Durand

Here are 10 Facts That You Did Not Know about Celine

1. She plays Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drums and has completed Grade 8 Rockschool qualifications in all 3 of these instruments.

“Something I will always remember is that I took my Grade 6 Guitar and Bass exams on the same day. The exam sessions were back to back, and I played both exams in one sitting without a break. The adjudicator only said afterwards that I could have taken a break! But playing back to back must have worked as I received the highest national mark for both exams.”

2. She recently released the music video for her latest single, “Call Me”, wherein she also came out publicly

”I really love how the music video turned out. It was so much fun to film and it brings across the themes of the song in such a cool way. I was really nervous about coming out through the video, and there was a lot of anxiety and doubt leading up to the release, but honestly, I think it is one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. I felt ready and felt like it was the right time and the right step to take in my journey as an artist and as a person. I hope that the video can inspire others to be bold and proud of who they are, no matter what.”

3. She can Tap dance

Celine studied performing arts after high school, but took drama, dance and music classes way before then already. She did Tap dancing lessons for a few years in high school and during college, and she really enjoyed the rhythmical aspect of it, especially as a lot of elements relate to playing drums in a way.

4. The number one song on the charts on the day she was born was a Celine Dion song (“Because You Loved Me”)

“For real, I’m not making this up. When I saw it I did a double take! The weirdest thing as well, is that my mom (Who is also my manager – bit of a bonus fact right there!) has the same name as Celine Dion’s mom. This was not even intentional, we only found out years later. Seems like “Celine” is a great name for a singer and that my mom subconsciously knew what my destiny should be.”

5. She hates driving

“Driving makes me really anxious. I got my license when I was 21, but I’ve never quite shaken the anxiety. Maybe one day I will feel more comfortable with more experience, but for now, I prefer not to travel alone to gigs so I usually travel with my mom or band members (and I insist they do the driving!)”

Celine - Call Me

6. She does most of her songwriting late at night

“I am a total night owl. For some reason, from about 10pm and onwards, I am at my most creative. Lately I have been getting some solid writing done in the daytime, but my best ideas usually come to me at night. I even used to study better at night when I was in school.”

7. She Loves Chocolate

Celine literally can’t go a day without eating chocolate… She really loves any Top Deck chocolate, especially Cadbury’s Bubbly, and lately she has also enjoyed Tex.

8. She is a cat person

“I love cats. I have no idea where this started but I absolutely adore them. I don’t have cats of my own at the moment, though my neighbour’s cats visit me plenty enough to make up for it!”

9. She can speak in multiple accents

As part of her acting training, she learnt how to speak in various accents. She especially enjoys doing the Irish, Australian and British accents.

10. She plays video games to unwind

She has enjoyed playing video games from a young age and enjoys games such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Dishonored, and Red Dead Redemption. She has even completed notoriously difficult games such as Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

Well, there you have it, 10 facts that you did not know about Celine. If you’re not familiar with her music, check out the video of her performing “Miss BB” during the Shed Sessions below.

Watch this space for updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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Henno Kruger

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