- Makhadzi recently did a podcast interview during which she shared details of the dark road she walked to get to the top
- The talented musician detailed stories about how she was exploited at a very young age
- The Limpopo artist managed to rise above all the challenges she encountered to become the success story that she is today
Popular Limpopo sensation, Makhadzi, is the latest celeb to be featured on Podcast and Chill with MacG. During the emotional interview, the performer revealed the heartbreaking journey she had to endure to achieve her current success.
Makhadzi opened up about leaving her rural Venda village before Johannesburg, she also shared some disturbing details about the exploitation she endured.
According to the musician, she was bitten by the performing bug after winning a talent competition at age 12. She then went to Polokwane to look for more competitions and work in the entertainment industry.
On her way to Polokwane, Makhadzi came across some performers and decided to showcase her own dancing talent while they took a break. The star managed to impress both the audience and the buskers and was invited to join their team.
However, their invitation turned out to be a form of exploitation. Makhadzi revealed that she basically worked for the group as a slave, doing more of the household chores than performing.
The young starlet did not mind, at the time, as they gave her opportunities to perform. Once the team allowed her to sing, Makhadzi's talent outshone them all. She became the most popular member of the group and decided to branch off on her own.
The star made a shocking revelation when she shared that she was sexually harassed by her former manager. She said she attempted to find ways to escape him, but he would always come up with sinister methods to have access to her.
It is very inspiring how she managed to overcome all these obstacles to become the successful woman that she is today.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that South Africans were seeing red after local muso, Makhadzi, claimed that she was being mistreated by her manager, Rita Dee. According to Makhadzi, she worked hard and accumulated about R1 million in December but was not paid. Briefly.co.za noticed that Makhadzi wasn't being mean when she spoke up. She seemed just be desperate to get what's hers.
"I wanted to buy something today [but] I waited, [I] promised the seller that I will pay in hour's time because I knew my manager used to switch off her phone but she will soon get back to me.
"My worry is not getting paid amount I made this December but it's the trends, every time I have to ask to be paid which she comes with all excuses like limit issues.
"Rita Dee I love you and I still need us to work but please change how you do things. Sometimes I become mad at you because of how you treat me. I will end up being depressed [because] you are damaging my mind instead of me being happy I must be stressed because of you."
Social media users made the hashtag #freemakhadzi trend as they showed support for the Venda star.
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