Learn About Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, Mother of Doja Cat

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is the mother of a famous American Singer and Rapper Doja Cat. If you are a fan of Doja Cat you might know that Deborah is the artist’s big inspiration. Doja cat has famously rapped about her mother’s influence on her career. Doja Cat is very successful as an artist and she credits that success to her mother.

Who Is Doja Cat?

American rapper and singer Doja Cat’s real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini. She was born on October 21, 1995, in Los Angeles, California. The 25-year-old started her musical career at 16 years of age after she dropped out of high school. She taught music to herself by starting to record on GarageBand and she started uploading tracks to SoundCloud until she was signed by a major Record Label.

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Doja Cat releaser her debut album Amala in 2018. The album wasn’t a smashing success or anything but the lead single “Moo!” garnered immense popularity. The song is hilarious and she imagines herself as a cow. This became a viral sensation. She became popular in 2019 and also released a second album which did pretty well.

Who Is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer?

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is the mother of Doja Cat. Despite being pretty popular, we don’t really know much about her. She keeps her private life away from the public. We do know that she was born in 1963 and he is 57 years old. She was born in the USA. She has Jewish roots as well. Nothing is known about her place of birth and family though. It is speculated that she is a Leo. The details about her education and background are also not made public.

We know a lot of things about Deborah’s occupation and we will talk about it here. Deborah is actually an incredibly talented painter. She has Jewish roots and she started painting from a very young age. Sources say that Deborah is really passionate about it. It is also possible that Deborah developed a love for art from her family. Her grandmother was a very talented artist as well so, she learned from her. Her mother was also a skilled painter. Deborah makes paintings of environments. She uses oil, wax, and other tools to make amazing paintings.

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Her color mixing skill is impeccable and she loves to experiment with different colors. Deborah has a whole website just for showing her talents. She exhibits her works on the website. Aside from painting, Deborah is also a great actor. She has minor roles in some less famous shows such as “Friends Don’t Let Friends Date,”  and the movie “Martyrs – The Chronicles of Blood.”

Deborah Inspired Doja Cat’s Musical Style

Doja Cat says her mother influenced her musical tastes at a young age. Early in her career, she appeared on rapper Dumfoundead’s YouTube show The Hotbox and discussed how her short time in New York left an impression on her.

I used to live in New York, my mom was kind of a hip-hop head. [It’s] really ironic because I’m Jewish, my grandma’s Jewish, [my mom’s] white and was never exposed to music like that until she started meeting people and was like, Wow I really love this. Once she had me, she would play a lot of Erykah Badu, a lot of Fugees, and Jamiroquai and Seal, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, a lot of stuff like that.

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Doja Cat kept at it and now she’s a three-time Grammy nominee. Perhaps in the back of her mind, she knew she was destined to be creative. Between the skills she inherited from both sides of the family, we’re glad she didn’t pursue any other profession.