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Remember her? Famous groove whistler Renei Solana graduates

19 May 2022 - 11:00 By Joy Mphande
Reneiloe "Renei" Seemane went viral for her whistle-playing skills.
Reneiloe "Renei" Seemane went viral for her whistle-playing skills.
Image: Twitter

Renei Solana is aiming for the stars after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree.

The 21-year-old social media sensation from Atteridgeville, Pretoria, took Mzansi's party scene by storm in 2020 with her whistle-playing skills.

Renei was beaming with pride when she graduated on May 11 from the University of Pretoria, and dedicated her achievement to her late mother.

"Education is a tool that I can use to open up ventures and opportunities for myself, be it now or in the future. It is a tool that will aid and assist me in the bigger picture.

"It is the one thing that I can call my own. Literally no one can take it away from me, no matter what happens, no matter what anyone says, no one can take away the fact that I have obtained what I have academically." she told TshisaLIVE.

Juggling fame and her studies was not an easy task, but she is confident she'll be able to do it again when pursuing another degree.

"It was understanding that I need to finish what I started, [and that] everything that is happening found me in school, and we are going to operate everything while I’m still in school. Just having an understanding that school is the priority."

Renei Solana.
Renei Solana.
Image: Fortune M Kgokane

While education is Renei's priority, she says she wants to show the world what she is made of.

Besides her great whistle-playing skills, Renei said her secret talent was that she could sing and present.

"Without a doubt, my presenting skills are good. Taking into consideration my public speaking skills, I could genuinely be the next big presenter in SA."

Since videos of her blowing her whistle at the groove went viral, Renei has worked with many renowned brands.

She has nearly 80,000 followers on Instagram and received support from celebrities, including DJ Lamiez Holworthy.

"I literally tell myself you’re still the same girl. The only difference is that you are no longer known by 30 people, excluding family, you’re known by 20,000+ people; but that’s totally normal, never let it go to the head.

"My relationship with Lamiez is me looking and taking inspiration from someone that is from the same hood as myself and has made it. I always receive big sister, supportive energy from her whenever I see her. She is just extremely caring. Yoh! I love Lamiez."

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