American singer – songwriter Katy Perry, her mother and her manager made a surprise visit to OWLAG in July 2018. The girls, who were gathered in the dining hall, exchanged questions with Katy about life in their respective worlds. OWLAG students described their career aspirations and Katy shared that since this was her first trip to South Africa that she planned to do a lot of listening. When asked to sing, Katy turned the tables: agreeing to sing only if the girls would join in. This led to a rousing chorus of “Roar.”
It was an afternoon to remember.