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'There were times when we went to bed hungry' - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

11 July 2016 8:01 PM

"I have a fear of not being able to provide for my family," admits Mahola in this interview by The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield.

There were times when we went to bed hungry.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

My parents stressed about money.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I have a fear of losing my money. Of not being able to provide for my family.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

What excites me most about money is that it comes to me!

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

If money was no object I would live everywhere in the world.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of the weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he interviewed Freshlyground lead singer (and actress) Zolani Mahola.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I appreciate and treasure money.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I learned in High School that I could hold a tune.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I studied acting at UCT.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

One of our very first gigs – back in 2002- was playing at the Armchair Theatre in Observatory.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

We broke out of Obs after winning the Cape Town leg of The Battle of the Bands.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I didn’t finish my degree. Don’t let your children listen to this broadcast! I regret the way that I dropped out. Music took over.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

One of my earliest memories of money is tied in with a racial incident.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I committed to pay somebody an amount of money I can’t afford!

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I’m not frugal, but I’m not extravagant.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I do invest. I have somebody who manages it for me. I have a retirement annuity and I have unit trusts.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I spend a lot of money on childcare.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I don’t know if there is a thing like ‘having enough’.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

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Article brought to us by Old Mutual.


11 July 2016 8:01 PM

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