Anita Ronge reveals how her inability to fit into white culture revealed her true talents

Anita Ronge reveals how her inability to fit into white culture revealed her true talents

- The DJ Anita Ronge has an unusual story of how she broke into the house music scene

- She was always different from her friends and did not conform to the mold of the average white Afrikaans girl

- It was only when tragedy struck and she thought that she was lost was when she truly found herself

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see News on your News Feed!

Anita Ronge always knew that she was somewhat different to friends. She prefers to date black guys which as a white Afrikaans girl was frowned upon by the other white girls.

Through constant pressure from her parents and her peers, she broke off her relationships with black guys and tried "fitting" in.

In Grade 12 she met Phiso, she helped him with his homework and helped him deal with a range of issues such as drug abuse and suicide.

READ ALSO: Beauty far more than skin deep: Michelle Mosalakae on her success and living with albinism

They began to date, secretly, her parents found out and were furious. She broke up with Phiso.

She moved to college where she met Pieter, someone who was one of her "kind" and her relationship was accepted. Things looked like they were going to turn out ok.

In 2011 the unthinkable happened, Pieter died, and Anita's world fell apart. She needed a way to deal with the pain and there was one person she knew what could get her prescription medication to dull the pain and that was Phiso.

They started hanging out together and their friendship is what saved Anita. He introduced her to the black side of Kempton Park and she started hanging out in clubs and taverns. That was when she started to DJ. She adopted the stage name Kasi Mlungu.

READ ALSO: Tito Mboweni bit off more than he could chew on his trip through East Africa

Now she has only one white friend, the rest are black and she feels more at home in her own skin then ever before. Her mom has accepted her for who she is and joins her on some of the nights she DJs but her extended family have remained distant.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.


Mailfire view pixel