Miloh Ramai is a proudly out singer/songwriter from the northern parts of Pretoria.

He is an upcoming artist who is sure to make big strides in the local & international scene.

He found his passion for performing in grade 8 when his teacher suggested he joins the school revue to make new friends.

“At first when I saw myself perform and sing I thought my performance was horrible.”

He then went for vocal coaching which led him to him becoming more comfortable and confident on stage and developing his passion for the stage.

“I’ve always been too passionate, too driven, too outspoken, I’ve always known my power too well… I am fiercely authentic and determined to succeed and you’ll see me enjoy the fruit of my own ambition”

Miloh released his first official single “Run”

The single has since enjoyed airtime on mainstream radio stations all over the country including GaySA Radio

“It has been doing surprisingly well and the music video has already raked in a staggering amount of views on Facebook, which is surprising for a new artist with no previous releases and no backing from a major label,” Miloh Ramai told Rekord.

He has also been one of the acts performing at Pretoria Pride in October and the Smoking Dragon Festival in December

Miloh released his 2nd single, titled “Sober”

“The song is about the aftermath of breaking an addiction and learning to stand on your own two feet after you’ve broken your dependence on something that would have otherwise been bad for you,” he explained.

Miloh recently released his 3rd single, “Secret”

He describes the song as a “soft pop/rock ballad about the mystery in relationships.”

The opening lyrics say it all: “Cigarette stains and wishing wells, waking up in a cheap motel… empty lovers, crowded bars, waking up inside my car…”

Ramai explains that sometimes we are wary or ashamed of sharing our relationship history with a partner.

“Relationships can sometimes have a good amount of mystery even when you and your partner have been together for a very long time. You’ll never know everything you think you do and your partner can still surprise you when you least expect it,” he says.

Ramai adds: “I’ve had the song for a couple of years and never really connected with it because I haven’t really experienced ups and downs in a relationship until much later in life. I listened to the song again last year and I finally understood what it really meant and how much of my personal life is captured in it.”

In an interview with Peoples magazine:

Tell us about your name. Exotic much?

Towards the end of my high school career and just after school, I hung out with an interesting group of people who liked to call me Miloh so the name kinda stuck after a while. Ramai just sounded cool so I took that as a surname. I love hearing people pronounce it wrong so I decided to keep it.

What got you into music? Tell us about your journey to this point.

I used to sing in my school’s choir show when I was a teenager and my vocal coach at the time pushed me more towards jazz because my voice was a lot lower pitched than all the other boys’ who sang but I always wanted to be a pop singer. That inspired me to start writing my own music. I can remember seeing ‘Just Dance’ by Lady Gaga on MTV for the first time when I was about 14 and I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do.

After school I studied Music Technology at Emendy Multimedia in Hatfield to finetune my songwriting and production skills and to get a better understanding of music in general and at the beginning of 2019 I started working on my debut album titled ‘ALPHA.’

Who inspired you?

I draw inspiration from a lot of artists because I love literally every genre – Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Madonna, The Weeknd, Stevie Nicks, A-Ha, iamamiwhoami, and Tony Bennett.

How would you describe your sound?

I would describe my sound as contemporary and eclectic synthpop anthems.

You’re a singer/songwriter – what is your creative process like?

I don’t really have a standard process. Each song that I’ve ever written, I write differently. Sometimes I come up with a good, solid melody and write lyrics around that. Sometimes I think of good lyrical ideas and try to formulate a melody for them. Some songs take me a few minutes to write but ‘The Stranger’ took me about 4 years until I was 100% happy with it. I draw inspiration for my songs from things that I’ve experienced personally so every song that I write has some sort of personal connection to me.

Who would you like to collaborate with?

God, I hope they read this! Louise Carver, AKA, Majozi, Shekinah, Karen Zoid, Jesse Clegg, Toya Delazy, Arno Carstens, Lira… I love them all so much.

What is your biggest/weirdest fear?

Being eaten alive by a bear. I really hope that never happens to me.

What would be your superpower?

Mind control… WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT THINK OF A RED CAR! See what I did there ?

Do you have any pets?

I have two pit bulls named Jackson and Uma. I had a spider in my garden that I adopted named Vanessa but she got eaten by a bird. I’m not even joking right now.

Do you like pickles?

Pickles with everything! Pickles are life.

What would be a good theme song for your life?

‘What’s Up’ by 4 Non-Blondes. It came out the year I was born and I kinda feel like Linda Perry talks to me when I listen to it. It’s difficult to explain.

What would you name your boat if you had one?

If I had a boat, I’d probably name it ‘Nauti Bouy’ and then I’d buy a second boat just to call it ‘Bouyoncé’

Favorite Kardashian?

It’s so hard to choose my favorite one but, gun to my head, I’d say the one that we never see or hear from. Ever. That would definitely be my favorite Kardashian.

What is the best/worst purchase you’ve ever made?

I like to spend a lot of money (more often than I’d like to admit) on plants that end up dead so I think that’s a bad habit I need to break. That and anything I’ve ever bought on Wish.

What’s a body part that you wouldn’t mind losing?

Definitely my little toe. I don’t enjoy finding my furniture in the dark.

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

Anyone who knows me knows how clumsy I am. I am literally always covered in bruises because I absolutely love walking into or trip over things. Coffee tables, counter corners, and doors are my favorite.

What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?

Well, my exes tricked me into dating them, LOL! Ridiculous!!!

What’s the most useless talent you have?

I can snap with both my middle and ring fingers. I could also impersonate Stitch professionally, LOL. I don’t know why I can do these things.

“My goal is to prove to the world that South African artists can compete on an international platform if they have what it takes.

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