"I did not attend school growing up, I did not let that get me down" - Rebecca Malope

By Drum Digital
07 October 2016

Rebecca Malope shared how her first ever radio interview became one of the most embarrassing moments of her career

Rebecca Malope shared how her first ever radio interview became one of the most embarrassing moments of her career

In a recent interview with Move Magazine, Rebecca told the magazine, "I remember my first ever radio interview after I won the competition, I could not speak English. I did the interview on Metro FM.

The deejay started asking me questions in English but instead of responding, I just laughed. He asked me what my name was I just kept laughing. The interview ended up with him just playing music for the whole hour. I was laughing because I was embarrassed. I did not understand a single word that he was saying."

"I knew that sooner or later it was going to limit my career prospects and I would not be able to travel out of South Africa. Since I did not attend school growing up, I did not let that get me down. I knew I was the only person who could change my situation. At the age of 21, I took it upon myself to take private English lessons. I also had a friend who got me an English and isiZulu dictionary."

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