Since she was thrust into the spotlight some years back, Fifi Cooper has managed to stay there.
There was one instance, though, when she wished she wasn’t on the spotlight, and that was when her deal with Ambitiouz Entertainment ended acrimoniously and she was served an interdict baring her from singing or claiming as hers all the songs recorded under the label.
But then leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema Intervened, the interdict was relaxed. Fifi Cooper has gone on to release her album “Take Me Back” and now runs her own record label MoCooper Records.
Fifi Cooper, whose birth name is Refilwe Mooketsi, has really never had it too easy. Apart from the issues with Ambitiouz Entertainment, she has also admitted to being somewhat behind in her career because of her unwillingness to do sexual favours.
But she still would not look back. She has kept going.
In a recent interview on Touch HD, the “Freedom” crooner observed: “The EFF helped me and now I have my freedom back, that’s why I felt like I need to drop something for my fans, it’s been like a while and what has been motivating me to keep pushing and never give up is because
“I have a son, he is 5-years-old now and I just can’t be in Joburg and not be working, so even though I went through the court case, a lot of people did not want to book me for events because they did not want to get involved, people were really like:, “nah, we are not trying to vibe with you.’”
On how she has been doing after her legal victory, she stated: “I have been great, honestly, I am now focusing on my record label, even though it was difficult with me going through the whole court thing and because it happened in the public, it was really draining because it took so long, it drained me financially, emotionally, it was just too much for me.”
“Focus” is one of the key words in her submission, and it is easy to see why she has not fallen behind. This should be a motivation to other artistes.