Malaika's Tshedi: "I had three years of hell"
Tshedi Mholo has spoken out about her dark times. The Malaika band member told Sunday World that the past few years haven't been great for her.
She told the site: "I had three years of hell. Hardship fell on me and all I had was my family." According to the site, at the time, Malaika's Bongani Nchang had to perform by himself, while fans wondered where Tshedi was. The group also had a tough time after fellow band member Jabu Ndaba's death.
Despite all the drama, Tshedi managed to release her album Victory last year and only launched it this year. Sunday World is reporting that she launched alone, without the help of her record company, Sony.
"People know I have an album out, but it is not being promoted. My record company did not do much to spread my music. I had to sell one of my cars to pull this event." Although she's had great success with Malaika, the singer revealed that things are not always as glamorous as they seem. She said: "People when they see us, they see millionaires, I don’t even have a million in my bank account."
Tshedi also rubbished rumours that Malaika has broken up. "I have never left Malaika. I have never abandoned it and it will always remain a priority for me, but I felt that now was a good time for me to release something on my own."