Gospel singer Rebecca Malope.
Rebecca Malope performs during the Samas. Photo by Noko Mashilo
ON stage she’s the diva in complete control.
But gospel guru Rebecca Malope is no la-di-da prima donna when she’s out of the limelight.
She does all her own cooking and cleaning . . . with a little help from her beloved niece.
Speaking to Daily Sun in an interview, Rebecca said: “I love African food and I believe in cooking for myself. I know my way around my kitchen and I’m also a good cook.”
Breakfast is often legusha and pap, and her favourite food is mala mogodu, mopani worms, morogo and traditionally cooked chicken.
Cleaning helps keep Rebecca on top of things too.
“It means I can be confident that all the corners are clean and I know exactly where to find everything. I am a pure African woman,” she laughed.
Rebecca isn’t married (although she hopes one day she will be) and has no child of her own. But when her sister died, she raised her three kids, Zweli, Noluthando and Thandeka.
All three are now getting on with their adult lives.
“The house gets lonely at times, but I don’t mind. I’ll be patient and wait for grandkids. Besides, I know how to keep myself busy,” she said.
Although she’s always perfectly dressed when she appears on TV or stage, at home she’s most comfortable in her jeans and takkies.
Rebecca has been in the music industry for 28 years and has produced 35 albums. The legend’s latest album is Ama VIP.