Cara Feral is a feisty, go-getter who knows exactly what she wants. When she arrived at the Varcity offices, all heads turned just to get a glimpse of her. We got to sit down and discuss about her recent album release, Katikati at the Tribeka Lounge and K1.
The 24 year old Multimedia University student knows exactly what she wants, and she did not hesitate in telling us exactly what that was.
Who is Cara Feral?
She is definitely not your typical girl. Cara is always improving, nothing gets me down. I believe in myself 110%. I am also quite a funny girl. (Giggles)
What does the name Cara Feral Mean?
Cara stands for my different names and feral is my wild side. Feral is a mature and aggressive go-getter.
When did you begin singing?
I began singing from when I was a kid, as far as I could remember I was singing. In high school I even released a song with Tianka named Street love. I was also in drama club where I would sing and act.
What type of songs do you perform?
I love RnB. I also do some afro pop and would love to delve into reggae.
Who is your role model?
I love Whitney Houston, Yvonne Chakachaka, Rihanna, Atemi and Wahu.
Who would you like to collabo with?
Fally Ipupa, Chidinma and Wizkid. I love their styles.
Your song ‘Katikati’ is about compromise in relationships, are you in a relationship?
Yes I am in a serious, happy relationship. With my time in this relationship, I have learnt we must all put in work for it to work. Must work hard for success of the relationship.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Studying strategic PR in MMU, I am building my brand so watch out for Cara! I am a dancer, actress and singer. I might even venture into gospel music.
Many people say it is hard for women to make it in the music industry as most people want to sleep with you, what do you have to say about that?
I am here to represent sexy, beautiful women who do not want to compromise my values. I will always make sure to do my part and God will do the rest. I want to make sure to be a positive role model for Kenya youth. I hate the notion that we must remove panties to be famous, I refuse to be like that.
What advice would you give someone coming up in the music industry?
Singing is difficult; to get strength and confidence to push yourself is not easy. Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything. Look into yourselves, be ready to work and put in time and effort. The support from my family and friends has also been important to me.
What can we expect from you next?
I am working with Shamir, a reggae and dancehall artist, we write together. I am focusing on singles, soon to release a collabo with Khaligraph.