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Doctor by day, rapper by evening: Meet LaToya ‘Lioness’ Mwoombola [watch]

Doctor by day, rapper by evening: Meet LaToya ‘Lioness’ Mwoombola [watch]

Namibian-born LaToya Mwoombola is a scientific doctor by day and a celeb rapper by evening. When she will be able to not be working as a frontline healthcare worker, Mwoombola aka Lioness is spitting some bars in the studio. 

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Latoya Mwoombola’s stage name is translated from the Oshiwambo phrase for “Exiguous Lion”. She became once given the nickname resulting from she had hundreds hair as a child. 

Talking to CapeTalk, she stated that medication and rap music are two things that grew collectively for her. She outlined that juggling being a scientific doctor and being a rapper potential setting apart the two professions. 

“You’ll never see me rapping to a affected person”, she stated. Mwoombola launched her first album as Lioness in 2018, the same year she graduated from the College of Namibia with a scientific level. 


She shared that she has repeatedly wanted to be a performer. She has been inspired by 90s R&B and hip-hop artists. She stated she also loved the likes of Dolly Parton and Elton John. 

“I never truly belief of being a rapper or doctor. I factual repeatedly wanted as a approach to form. It became once the relish of my lifestyles and aloof is.” 

The 27-year-passe talked about that being a rapper and a scientific doctor are both stressful in their very have methods. 

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Lioness’ album, Want You Had been Right here became once launched in Might seemingly additionally simply 2020. On the 12-tune album, Lioness fuses hip-hop, R&B and amapiano to cancel a sonic stir for listeners.

She talked about that factual like how South Africans have succeeded in it, she thinks it’s crucial for Namibian artists to also export their very have sound. She highlighted that songs she sang in her native language Oshiwambo did larger than her songs in English. 

Check her music video for her single, Want You Had been Right here

Doctor by day, rapper by evening: Meet LaToya ‘Lioness’ Mwoombola [watch]