Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2013

Rebecca Malope

Rebecca MalopeWith her wondrous voice and her charismatic stage presence Rebecca Malope is South Africa`s greatest gospel star. She has sold several million records worldwide and is guaranteed to give a performance you will never forget. With 27 years in the industry and 33 successful albums under her belt, Rebecca Malope is one of South Africa’s biggest selling artists, but her road to fame wasn´t always an easy one…

Rebecca’s music indeed reaches people from all walks of life and from all over the world. Some of her performing successes include: singing at Nelson Mandela’s Presidential inauguration in 1994; performing with the National Symphony Orchestra in 1994; playing the Pretoria State Theatre in 1995; packing out the Natal Playhouse Opera Theatre in November 1997; igniting the stage at a Gospel festival in Washington DC in 1997, and performing in countries like Israel (where she made history by travelling to Israel where a CCV TV crew shot a 52-minute Easter special for national broadcast on Good Friday, 15 April 1995), the UK, America and many African countries including the DRC and Zambia. Despite all of these tremendous accomplishments and accolades, heartaches and struggles, Rebecca refuses to forget her roots and her biggest mentor, her Lord. And she’s always pushing herself forward – in particular honing her songwriting
talent. Since she joined SAMRO Rebecca has notified more than 70 songs!

Rebecca has since released 33 albums in a music career spanning over 27 years to date. In 2009 she released her 30th album titled My Hero containing double CDs. In April 2010 she released her 31st album. In her almost three decade’s career, she has proved that relevance and resounding with your fans is a great recipe for success. On Monday 14th March, Rebecca Malope released her 32nd album titled “Ukuthula”, which translates to English as Peace. Rebecca was quoted in a local newspaper saying “In Ukuthula people must expect rejuvenating sounds and I love the whole album. I decided on that name after thinking about the state the world is in today.“People have no peace. There is war everywhere, even in churches. I want people to come together and more importantly have peace in their lives, so that we can have peace in the world,” said Rebecca.

To add to her singing, producing and performing talents, Rebecca hosts the local Gospel music TV show “It’s Gospel Time”. She has also appeared in movies and soapies portraying various characters from a homeless person to a preacher’s wife and continues to uplift the South African community by giving back to various charity organizations every year. She is currently working on an autobiographical movie and book as well as her own talk show which will focus on uplifting
the South African community and addressing issues which affect South Africans on a daily basis. It will, like her music, be targeting people of all walks of life and this time, she will not only be addressing gospel music lovers. After nearly three decades in the entertainment industry, 33 successful albums under her belt and a career that is unceasingly flourishing, the pint size Dr Rebecca Malope is proof that dynamite comes in small packages!

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