Raffaëla won the third season of the Dutch version of 'Idols' in 2006. Taking a break after the birth of her daughter in August of that same year, she briefly formed the group Monroe (15) in 2008 together with Rachel Meibergen and Germaine Ching-Yong, releasing The Real Thing in 2009. She made her comeback in 2010 participating in The Voice Of Holland. In 2012, Raffaëla took part in the Dutch National Song Contest with the song Chocolatte, but did not make it through as candidate for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sang the official theme song Show Your Colour for the 2011 EuroGames held in Rotterdam, and was the ambassador for the 2013 Amsterdam Gay Pride, with the theme song I Am Proud.