- Olivia Cloud grew up as a privileged rich South African kid, but she made her own way through life
- This young woman has been on Idols SA and made it to the Top 16
- Olivia also released a single with international superstar Da L.E.S
Olivia Cloud was lucky to be born into a rich family. She grew up with privileges that most kids only dream of, but she didn't let that go to her head.
She may have had more expensive gifts than many other South African gifts, but her musical talent could not have been bought.
Olivia has worked hard to achieve her own success and her dedication paid off when she released a song with the international hip hop artist Da L.E.S.
Fresh2Def studio produced the track in Jozi and it was released on iTunes in 2015.
Da L.E.S is an icon in the South African music industry and I am honoured that he has taken me in as his mentee, showing me the ropes on how to create a hit track. I’m extremely proud of Shake, which is sure to set dance floors alight with our combined energies and its up-beat tempo.
Da L.E.S enjoyed working with Olivia.
It’s been such a pleasure to be a part of Olivia’s first single. She has the talent, enigma and endurance to make it in the music industry and I can’t wait for the reaction when Shake is released.
The track was a huge hit and went to number 2 on the iTunes hip hop charts. The music was described as a fresh sound for the hip hop star that combined well with Olivia's clean and smooth vocals.
This wasn't Olivia's first time working in the music industry. At the very young age of 16 she was a contestant on Idols SA in 2014 and managed to make the Top 16 stage.
I’ve always loved performing. I am an actress. I’ve done a play that toured around the country called ‘The Boys from the Ashes’, which was based on my grandfather’s story during the Holocaust – I played my grandfather as a young boy and my sister wrote it and directed.
Many people have managed to make a fortune for themselves in South Africa and Olivia's dad Neil Cloud was one of them. Neil was part of a very popular but short-lived South African rock band in the early 1070's. The band broke up in 1978, two years after topping charts with their hit 'Charlie'. Clearly his musical talent was inherited by his daughter. Neil now owns a successful furniture business.
Olivia also starred in South African reality show Rich Kids on Vuzu. On the experience, she commented:
It was really cool and my friends were really excited.
She revealed on the show she was bullied at school and she got messages from people saying they can relate and appreciate her strength
When asked during an interview what it means to her to be rich, she said:
Rich to me means you can live a lifestyle that is not mediocre and that you can be blessed and live a lifestyle of something out of the norm.
But rich in money is very different to rich in other things - rich in health , rich in happiness, rich in blessings so rich to me is being able to have those things that other people may not be able to have but also to live a life that you're rich in blessings as well.
The talented rich kid is still busy in the recording studio and is also focusing on her dance moves.
Olivia is still working hard on her dreams and won't give up until she achieves everything that she knows she's capable of.
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