Die Ernschtle-Interviews sind zu so etwas wie unserem Markenzeichen geworden. Es freut uns sehr, euch nun auch mal wieder einen „International Artist“ vorstellen zu dürfen: Rapperin Lioness aus Namibia/Afrika. Im Englischunterricht hatten wir eine kurze Doku über das aufregende Leben der 25jährigen La-Toya Mwoombola gesehen. So heißt der afrikanische Rap Star nämlich mit bürgerlichem Namen. Tagsüber behandelt sie als Ärztin Covid-19 Patienten, abends tüftelt sie im Studio an neuen Songs, die schon mehr als 100.000 mal angeklickt werden. Wir fanden das mega interessant und wollten mehr über Lioness erfahren. Bevor sie für uns eine Nummer zu groß wird, hat unsere Redakteurin Laura versucht einen Kontakt zu Lioness herzustellen und siehe da: Sie hat mitgemacht!

Ernschtle: Do you prefer being a rapper or a doctor?
Lioness: I definitely prefer being a rapper, it just allows me to fully express myself.
Ernschtle: What would you do work wise if you weren’t a doctor or a rapper?
Lioness: I would like to either be a fashion designer or talent manager.
Ernschtle: What is the first thing you want to do once the pandemic is over with?
Lioness: I will definitely host a tour and shows like crazy. I miss the stage so much!
Ernschtle: What impact has Covid-19 had on your life?
Lioness: In terms of being a doctor, I definitely felt the pressure of being overworked and trying to accommodate a new disease no one has heard of before. It was quite tough as a young doctor.
Ernschtle: What is the hardest part of your job?
Lioness: The long hours, lack of sleep and the fact that you are dealing with someone’s life. Death also is a huge factor, you never really get used to it.
Ernschtle: That’s such a hard job, even more in these crazy days. What about the consequences of Covid-19 for your career?
Lioness: In terms of music, it was not lucrative anymore and we really looked forward to having shows and enjoying new music. Sadly we could only do this via the internet which definitely made us take a financial hit.
Ernschtle: Which of your songs is your favourite? 
Lioness: I think my personal favourite is „Dreams“.
Ernschtle: Where do you get your inspiration from?
Lioness: My inspiration comes from my daily life. From the 90’s era, from my mother who also played a guitar when she was younger, from my sister who is a graphics designer.
Ernschtle: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Lioness: Definitely on huge billboards! Grammy nominees, a global platform.
Ernschtle: Are you ready to become an international artist?
Lioness: I can comfortably say now i am more than ready!
Ernschtle: Thank you so much for the interview. We are wishing you all the best for your future. See you soon on a show in Europe!

(Kontakt und Interview: Laura Huddleston)

Mehr über Lioness dann in der neuen Ernschtle-Ausgabe, die Ende Juni erscheinen soll. Weitere Videos findet ihr auf YouTube und natürlich auf Insta.