Verona definitely needs no introduction in the entertainment industry. The small town girl from Meyerton has not only managed to establish herself as a reality show star, radio- and TV presenter over the past few years, but has also become known as a journalist, producer and singer.
Her first Afrikaans single, MASKERS (MASKS), from her upcoming debut album with the same title was released a while ago and already made it to the number one position on 90.6 VCR and SFM Streek radio. The single, which is a team effort by herself and Hugo Ludik, boasts a folk-pop sound combined with meaningful lyrics and a catchy melody that is not only easy to listen to, but will also leave listeners longing for more. “The song is about the masks we wear in life. Most of us use masks to hide who we really are and to protect ourselves. We are often afraid to show our true selves and tend to hide our pain and suffering. With this single I try to inspire people to get rid of masks, because they will never learn if they continue wearing them,” she explains.
The music video for this song has just been released and was produced by KeyArt services.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3l01DcYPK8&feature=youtu.be
According to Verona, one of her friends was the inspiration behind this song. “I have a friend who has been working as a jester in the entertainment industry for years. He has often told me how liberating it can be to put that white paint on your face and hide behind it for an evening’s work. Nobody knows you. You lose all inhibitions and you are free. Sometimes a mask is liberating because if nobody can see you, it’s so much easier to just be yourself. It made me think about the masks we all wear on a daily basis. There are so many different masks,” she explains. “People hide their pain, appear to be fake and put up appearances, because they cannot possibly show who they really are. We are too scared to show ourselves. Too afraid that others will not love what they see. Ironically, I realized that masks are so restrictive. If you are never able to be yourself, how will you grow or learn? It’s also very exhausting to pretend to be what you are not.”
Kom ons ontmasker. Kom ons word sterker. Haal af jou masker, kyk wat skuil daar agter.
Gee jouself vlerke, jy weet jy’t geen perke. Haal af jou masker. Wys wat skuil daar agter…
With this song and video she is not only showcasing her singing talent, but also baring her soul to the world.
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