Candy Tsa Mandebele opens up about tribalism in music industry

Candy Tsa Mandebele opens up about tribalism in music industry

- Candy Tsa Mandebele has been in the Mzansi music industry for the past 27 years

- The musician expressed that she has experienced tribalism first-hand and she had to forgive, but she has not forgotten

- The Limpopo-born star recently joined the cast of one of the most-watched SABC soapies, Skeem Saam

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Candy Tsa Mandebele has opened up about facing tribalism and claims that she's a one-hit wonder. The Limpopo-born entertainer recently joined the cast of popular SABC1 soapie, Skeem Saam.

The star has been in the showbiz industry for a whopping 27 years and she has become popular among South Africans for gracefully donning her traditional attire and singing in her native language of Khelobedu.

Many peeps know Candy from Oskido's smash hit titled Tsa Mandebele. She was the one singing on the track. Candy has expressed that she has experienced tribalism first-hand.

The musician told TshisaLIVE that she has experienced tribalism in her music career.

"I went through that in 2009 and 2010, around the time of the World Cup. It is here, it is alive in SA. The person who criticised me later apologised for his comments. You have to forgive even if you don’t forget, but it is still there in the music industry."
Candy Tsa Mandebele opens up about tribalism in music industry

Candy Tsa Mandebele has opened up about tribalism in the music industry. Image: @candytsamandebele.za
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The actress said that bad comments about her culture or talent have not disturbed her because she is confident in what she does.

"I know how to deal with that. I am confident in my music. If my music is good, it will be played. If it is not good then don’t play it, but someone will catch on. I am okay with it."

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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Skeem Saam actress Nozipho Langa has paid tribute to her late mother who succumbed to breast cancer a few years ago.

The stunner said her mother was her pillar of strength and her role model. The star, who plays the role of Glenda on the SABC 1 soapie, said her late mom is the reason she works hard to achieve a good future for herself.

Nozipho shed a tear when she spoke about her late loving mother.

"My mom is my role model, a hard worker and the strongest woman I have ever met. She was a pillar of strength to me and my siblings. She had been through a lot. She was a loving and selfless wife, mother, teacher and businesswoman."

Nozipho is not just an actress but she is also a businesswoman and a motivational speaker.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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