Quéanne is a Durban-based performer who lives for wildlife, conservation and travelling. Her mother, Janine, has worked in the tourism industry for many years and was one of our presenters at the YouthForLions ‘LIVE WILD’ Workshop.
“My love and passion for wildlife started as a young child and its something I had hoped would stay with me and grow into something bigger, as I grew older. As perseverance would have it, now, at the age of 20, I am so honoured to be a #YouthForLions Ambassador for their campaign which aims to educate and bring an end to canned hunting and the exploitative breeding of lions and other predators on farms across South Africa. I owe it to my mom for instilling in me, at a young age, an understanding and respect for our wildlife. Due to my mother’s role in the tourism industry, I have travelled throughout South Africa and was taught to love these beautiful creatures. It is in my blood to protect and do whatever I can to ensure Africa’s wildlife thrives. If you are not filled with overflowing love, compassion and goodwill for all creatures living in nature, You will never know true happiness.
From the words of Mufasa, “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance.” As humans, we need to understand that balance and respect, from the tiny elephant shrew to the King of the jungle, our lions. This is the circle of life and it’s our job to protect it. As a professional singer and performing artist, it is a privilege to now be able to combine my two biggest passions, music and wildlife, to make a significant difference in saving our lions.”
“If they breathe, they live, if they live, they feel. If they feel they love, if they love, they are aware and if they are aware, they have a soul” – Anthony Douglas Williams.