Meet SA artist Moonchild Sanelly who trade-marked her mop-like hairstyle.
South African artist Moonchild Sanelly trade-marked her hair style – her wild mop of striking blue twists.
While speaking in an interview at Metro FM, Moonchild guaranteed that her hair had turned out to be so connected to her image, she had it protected.
“I have registered this one. I have patented the hair. It is a moon mop legally. I didn’t want to be jacked (ripped off).”
The Xhosa musician says that she has full ownership of the hairdo and anyone who wants to rock the look needs her permission.
“You need permission from me. It needs to be a moon mop but if its blue and I’m feeling petty, if you do it at that time of the month, I’m coming for you. We took out a statement. It was a blue mop. You need permission.”
She explains the inspiration behind her 5-year-old relationship with the hair and how it has become part of her image.
“There was a moment where there was a mop and I had wool, and I thought: ‘Cool, let’s play’. I came back to Joburg and I thought it was my new look. It has been five years with this one.”
Moonchild is mainly known for her single ‘weh mameh’ which she released in March, 2018 and has also featured on a number of DJ Maphorisa’s songs like Midnight’ and iwalk.
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