Melisa Peter’s debut single Don’t Give Up is a clear indication that the diminutive diva was born to sing.
Born in Nyanga and based in Soweto, Mel P, as she is known, an Afro-house, Afro-tech and Afro-soul musician. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2020, having studied Theatre, Dance and Performance.
“My musical background is enhanced by the fact that I grew up in a Christian home where I was exposed to singing at an early age, ” she said,
Her music is influenced by everyday life experiences penned into verses and melodies to mirror our society, to impact change and to entertain.
In this debut single she collaborated with South Africa’s award winning duet Afro Brotherz.
“Don’t Give Up speaks to the inability to find long-term commitment from a love that is based on what is materialistic only. Devotion to one person means loving someone for who they are – to stay with someone even when they have nothing to offer,” she explained.
Mel P is inspired by Black Motion, DJ Shimza, Afro Brotherz, DJ Vitoto, Prince Kaybee, Caiiro SA in terms of sound, and says she would love to collaborate with vocalists like Busiswa Nkomo, Busiwa, Moonchild, Nokwazi , Zanda Zakuza and Nomcebo.
There is more music coming and to be expected from this rising star from Nyanga.