Teneille Craig

Moonchild Sanelly

Teneille Craig
Moonchild Sanelly

Moonchild Sanelly


With a feminist-forward approach to her music, South African artist and dancer Moonchild is blazing ahead the conversation about women and the experiences unique to them. And it isn’t just her blue hair or her self-proclaimed “future ghetto punk” genre that makes her music fearless. Art aside, Moonchild is vocal about womanhood and liberation, especially when it comes to sex. Her music is a soundtrack for young women who don’t care about social norms and politeness (her track “F Boyz” is an anthem of sorts). And she’s unapologetic in her delivery. In this condensed interview, OkayAfrica learns more about what inspires the expressive artist.

What about your music gives you joy?

Giving people freedom to express and remembering their voices matter.

Any mentors?

I have no mentors. I’m inspired by real stories and experiences of where I come from.

Song to your life right now?

“Love Is Blind” by Amy Winehouse.

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Beyoncé, Queen of Reinvention. 

What would you be doing if you weren’t a musical artist?

Psychology, but I’m doing it my way.

*This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity