ONE fascinating thing about Dr. Rebecca Malope, well, if you didn’t know, she loves her fish and chips. The gospel muso has decided to drop her blessed microphone.
Speaking to Sunday Sun, Sis’ Ribs, as she is affectionally known says her retirement had been a long time coming. The star felt she was ready to hand over the baton to young up-and-coming artists and even mentor them to succeed in the cutthroat music industry.
She explained that the journey was both good and bad, and the bad made the journey worth it.
“It wasn’t easy, but I am grateful I went through it all because the challenges made me strong. I’ve learnt that if everything is smooth sailing, thing tend to not work out,” she was quoted as saying.
She says resilience motivated her to produce music with a message of hope, faith, and love for God. Her love for music and remembering why she pursued her career kept her going.
“Overall, I can’t complain about anything in my journey because we do things differently. But I’ve learnt to use my money wisely and that is key not to end up broke. As a musician you must invest most of the money you earn,” speaking to Sunday Sun, she says.
She says that she stopped her education in Grade 2 because no one could take her to school.
“At the start of my career, I had an interview at one of the radio stations and the host spoke English. I didn’t know what to say, so I laughed throughout the interview and they ended up playing my songs. I was a challenge speaking the language, but that pushed me to learn it,” she shares.
It’s been a wonderful 32-years for Mzansi’s gospel queen.
MGOSI says thank you, Mama, for blessing our ears with wonderful music.