The ‘One By One’ hitmaker joins WMSA signees Sizwe Alakine, Kiddo CSA and Zahara, among others.
“I am so excited to join the Warner family, I already feel like I have an active team, who are a part of the new Rouge era,” Rouge said. “I believe with the backing of the right team, my eyes can now be focused on the world. People have been waiting for the music and it’s coming, with twice the punch.”
WMSA creative lead Garth Brown said: “Rouge carries the aura of a star; she walks into any room and effortlessly becomes the centrepiece. We believe that there is so much more that she has to offer that hasn’t been tapped into. This new chapter embodies a bold and edgy Rouge, who is unapologetic about her superstardom. We as WMSA are excited to walk the next chapter with the undeniably talented star.”
Apart from music, Rouge, who was born Deko Barbara-Jessica Wedi in Pretoria to Congolese parents, is also an author and TV presenter for shows like The Coalition on Vuzu TV, Remix SA on SABC 1 and Hall’s SA’s competition #HallsOMFCC.
She has won a South African Film and Television Award for Best Micro Budget Film and a South African Music Award for Best Music Video of the Year. She was also listed as one of Africa’s six best female rappers by hip hop e-zine Creative-HipHop.