Few artists occupy the high firmament that Rebecca Malope enjoys in the South African music scene. She has sold millions of albums, won countless music awards, honoured by institutions of higher learning and above all respected by her peers and revered by legions of her fans.
From the moment she entered and won “Shell Road To Fame”, Malope’s name was in the stars. Her superb collaboration with SizweZako, VuyoMokoena
Her music has given birth to new believers, entrenched faith in those who started todoubt themselves and brought back hundreds from their suicide attempts. Malope, (48) through her immense talent and voice has comforted many women who couldn’t bear children, struggling to support their families or were in abusive relationships. And many more men and women whose hearts have been broken by the death or loss of their loved ones have found strength in the spiritual booster that is her music.
She is the original gospel superstar who performs mostly new compositions and her unique style of singing has been imitated by many young artists and continues to be an inspiration to wannabe singers.
Her TV show on SABC2 unearths new talent on a weekly basis. While her role as a judge in the South African version of the international television show “Clash of the Choirs” showcases her musical expertise and helps unearth the country’s next big choral group. She is the big sister whose wisdom and words of encouragement helps fuel the ambitions of the next crop of gospel stars.
She is not called the Queen of Gospel for nothing. Her reach and appeal remains strong over the years and she steadfastly keeps up the standards and exploring new terrain with her music.