Phindy Dube opens up about her life after Idols, motherhood and finding love

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Phindy Dube recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Phindy Dube recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
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It's been a couple of years since she hit our screens. She was one of the lucky few who made it to the top four of Season 14 of SA Idols and since then, she's been busy. 

She just announced that she gave birth to a little girl this month, and has a number of projects in the works. 

Phindile Dube (23) tells us that after Idols she worked on multiple theatre productions and she even co-directed a production with her fiance Mthokozisi Zulu (30).

“Being famous or being a celebrity was never in the books for me, I have always wanted to be a musician or someone who changes the lives of others. I have released a couple of singles since Idols and did performances since then. I am also a vocal coach; I work on a project that teaches children from underprivileged areas how to sing. We work with high school kids and every second and fourth term we do a show to showcase their talents and skills, I have also worked on projects with my husband – he is a filmmaker and he writes, sometimes I co-direct with him,” she tell DRUM.

Her fiance Mthokozisi, who she refers to as her husband, is a film director and theatre practitioner.

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“For my husband and I, South Africa is not the end goal we want to travel and work abroad particularly because he is an internationally awarded actor, director and filmmaker. There is so much appreciation for the arts and theatre outside of South Africa.”

Phindy says that she has opened herself up to the entertainment industry even though she's not in front of the camera anymore.

Being a vocal coach and helping others better their craft and talent is fulfilling for her.

“One thing that I am passionate about is being a teacher because teachers do so much. I think that being a vocal coach has given me the opportunity to give back to children and help them grow.”

She has taken part in a few theatre plays including Here’s to You which toured around South Africa and was renewed for a second season this year. However, due to the coronavirus they had to postpone a lot of their shows around the country.

Despite the slowdown caused by Covid-19, Phindy says she is still living her best life.

“I became a mother and a wife; this is honestly the life that I prayed for. I am doing what I want and I'm always with the people that I love.”

Phindi gave birth to her daughter on 20 October and she is still trying to get into rhythm of motherhood but says that she is enjoying every minute of it.

She especially enjoys the support from Mthokozisi and his family. 

“I wake up early and wait for her to open her eyes and witnessing the bond she has with her father is absolutely amazing. I prayed for this man and he is everything, I have always wanted someone that I can do life with and partner with in everything and my husband is exactly that."

“Our conversation are so deep because I can relate to him.”

Being a mother has taught so much about herself and she says that her daughter has come with an overflow of love.

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“My daughter has calmed me down; I am not as crazy as I used to be. I thought that I could love people but I am experiencing a deeper form of love. When we first found out that we were pregnant, I remember feeling so much love towards my husband and it was crazy because I thought I loved him deeply but the pregnancy just made the love I have for him so much sincere and deeper.”

“I am beaming and I am in love.”

She's learning a lot in her new journey. One lesson is just the transition into motherhood isn't easy, so she's decided to make single mom's her focus in her philanthropic work. She wants women to feel the beauty of motherhood rather than to be stressed and not enjoy it, she says. 

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