- When: 3rd Mar 2:35pm
- Where: South Stage
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Since the release of her debut single ‘Hilary Banks’ in 2021, Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Jujulipps has been making waves in the Aotearoa rap scene. The rising star’s mission is to remind her listeners that they are the main characters in their stories. As she puts it, “My ultimate goal is to empower my listeners to feel good about themselves, recognise their worth, and to be proud of who they are.”
With roots stretching across the African continent, Jujulipps was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She finds inspiration everywhere, particularly from the soulful sounds of Africa, the upbeat rhythms of Amapiano, and the powerful energy of hip-hop and afrobeat. “I am a child of the diaspora,” says Jujulipps, “and my music is a celebration of the richness and vibrancy of my motherland.”
Jujulipps’ influences range from Leikeli47, Nicki Minaj, and Rico Nasty to Burna Boy, Sampa The Great, Arya Starr, Doechii, and Tkay Maidza, and she has created a sound that effortlessly blends moods and genres. Her upcoming EP Get That Shot is a reflection of her diverse musical background and her commitment to breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and always unapologetically being herself.
Anyone who has been lucky enough to see Jujulipps live will agree she delivers an electric, fresh, and unforgettable performance. She’s completed a national tour with Synthony, supported the ethereal Sudan Archives at Auckland’s Powerstation, graced the stages of various New Zealand summer festivals (Northern Bass, Cuba Dupa, Cross St. Festival, The Other’s Way, NESTFEST and Rhythm & Vines), and most recently debuted in Australia at the iconic BIGSOUND, and SXSW Sydney.
Jujulipps will be showcasing her talent at the upcoming Wellington Festival Camp A Low Hum this February, followed by some highly anticipated new music in 2024.
"It’s clear that Jujulipps is just getting started. Her EP’s title aptly sums up her rapid rise so far"
Sarah Downs (Rolling Stone AU/NZ)