'I look back into my life with gratitude and admiration'

Primarily known for her musical performances, especially in cabaret. The queen of showbiz was born in 1941 in Orlando East, Soweto’s first formal township. Her mother washed clothes for a living and her father worked in a warehouse. Kubeka attended a missionary boarding school in Kilnerton, near Pretoria.

The legendary singer and actress is well aware that the way she presents herself holds a lot of power in how people perceive her. She sat down with Phemelo Motene on the Weekend Breakfast to tell us about her life and recent projects.

Maybe not enough, but I feel very celebrated. I look back into my life with gratitude and admiration. I am very comfortable with where I am today, the people around me and everything that is happening

Abigail Kubeka - South African singer, songwriter and actress

Speaking to Phemelo on he Weekend Breakfast, Kubeka explained how she managed to sustain her commitment to the showbiz business that has not rewarded a lot of people they way it should.

I am not a person that always wants to be given all the time, I also have to give. The little bit that I get, I make sure that I make it bigger with gratitude and acceptance.

Abigail Kubeka - South African singer, songwriter and actress

Kubeka said there is a level of respect in today’s musicians. She explained that it was a different and opposite story about five to six years back. She said that unlike them, today's musicians are driven by fame and fortune, and the excitement of being stars, taking drugs and splashing money.

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