'I look back into my life with gratitude and admiration'

Primarily known for her musical performances, especially in cabaret. The queen of showbiz was born in 1941 in Orlando East, Soweto’s first formal township. Her mother washed clothes for a living and her father worked in a warehouse. Kubeka attended a missionary boarding school in Kilnerton, near Pretoria.

The legendary singer and actress is well aware that the way she presents herself holds a lot of power in how people perceive her. She sat down with Phemelo Motene on the Weekend Breakfast to tell us about her life and recent projects.

Maybe not enough, but I feel very celebrated. I look back into my life with gratitude and admiration. I am very comfortable with where I am today, the people around me and everything that is happening

Abigail Kubeka - South African singer, songwriter and actress

Speaking to Phemelo on he Weekend Breakfast, Kubeka explained how she managed to sustain her commitment to the showbiz business that has not rewarded a lot of people they way it should.

I am not a person that always wants to be given all the time, I also have to give. The little bit that I get, I make sure that I make it bigger with gratitude and acceptance.

Abigail Kubeka - South African singer, songwriter and actress

Kubeka said there is a level of respect in today’s musicians. She explained that it was a different and opposite story about five to six years back. She said that unlike them, today's musicians are driven by fame and fortune, and the excitement of being stars, taking drugs and splashing money.

Click below to listen to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'I look back into my life with gratitude and admiration'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Science students should be looking at ways to create jobs - professor

Science students should be looking at ways to create jobs - professor

Prof. Senamile Masango talks about her Standard Bank Top Women award and her vision of marrying science and entrepreneurship.

Weighing up the cost and the benefit of a loyalty programme

Weighing up the cost and the benefit of a loyalty programme

Certified financial planner Paul Roelofse on choosing and unlocking the value of loyalty programmes.

'SA has to become more efficient in managing its water resources'

'SA has to become more efficient in managing its water resources'

The Future Water Institute's Dr Kevin Winter says the current spread of agriculture should be reviewed.

Social media creates new layer of identity - psychologist

Social media creates new layer of identity - psychologist

Khosi Jiyane looks at our need for social approval and how it can get out of hand on social media.

'Toni Morrison instrumental in evolution of English language'

'Toni Morrison instrumental in evolution of English language'

Arts journalist Karabo Kgoleng pays tribute to the literary icon, along with commissioning editor Mbali Skosana.

Raising girls: 'We need to start having meaningful conversations'

Raising girls: 'We need to start having meaningful conversations'

Parenting expert Nikki Bush on the importance of choosing mentors, the concept of 'seriti' and feminine intuition.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] SA's Ndlovu Youth Choir through to America's Got Talent semi-finals

[LISTEN] SA's Ndlovu Youth Choir through to America's Got Talent semi-finals

The choir has been wowing TV audiences in the US and across the world with their energetic performances.

Surfer comes up with insp-EYE-ring way to ward off sharks - take a look!

Surfer comes up with insp-EYE-ring way to ward off sharks - take a look!

Large eye stickers are being stuck to the bottom of surfboards in order to deter sharks.

'Ramaphosa wants to find ways to force pension fund managers to invest in SOEs'

'Ramaphosa wants to find ways to force pension fund managers to invest in SOEs'

Daily Maverick associate editor at Scorpio Sikonathi Mantshantsha takes a look at the week's financial news.

Lion cub worth R50k rescued from house in Cape Town

Lion cub worth R50k rescued from house in Cape Town

The feline was found by detectives at a property in Athlone on Wednesday following a tip-off.

Why City of Cape Town insists new coastal by-laws are not anti-poor

Why City of Cape Town insists new coastal by-laws are not anti-poor

Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, Mayco Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, City of Cape Town explains.

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shines once again with latest AGT performance

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shines once again with latest AGT performance

The inspiring South African choirU2's Beautiful Day at America's Got Talent quarter-finals.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

The reason for the leakage has been revealed, explains Table Mountain Aerial Cableway MD Wahida Parker.