Dogter is my Afrikaans solo project. Afrikaans is a rare language originating from South Africa. I grew up in an Afrikaans home and therefore decided to write music in the language. From age 10 to 19 I wrote predominantly in English, but after the death of my grandfather I wrote him a song which I sang at his funeral. This fuelled my later enthusiasm for writing Afrikaans music. I continued to write more songs for family events and realised that I enjoyed expressing myself in the language of my forefathers.