Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the girl known by age two as Dilana Smith discovered a love for music at an early age, participating in school and church choirs as an escape from an unpleasant home life. Inspired by such visceral singers as Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, she left school at sixteen to follow her own dreams. Dilana soon found herself with a promising music career in Holland, becoming one of the country’s most coveted live acts.
She toured SA and played at The Barnyard Theatres! We caught up with her at Toms Music Shop in Sandton, Johannesburg!