Rebecca Malope, Biography and Net Worth

Rebecca Malope
Rebecca Malope

Rebecca Malope, Biography and Net Worth 2020

Rebecca Malope is one of the popular names that could be seen synonymous to Africa and the world at large. She is very dedicated in her gospel music career and most especially in rising peoples mind and heart to God. This content is set to discuss, evaluate and analyze her life, career and her net worth not limiting her musical works.

Rebecca Malope Net Worth

In 2004 despite being told she could not bear children, Rebecca became pregnant but then suffered a miscarriage. That year she legally adopted the daughters of her sister Cynthia who died of AIDS-related diseases.

Rebecca Malope is loved by her so much they have been supporting her talk show, Gospel Time, which has been on air for over a decade too. According to evaluation, the Net Worth RebeccaMalope’s net worth is $5 million.

Rebecca Malope Early life

The female emcee was born in the year, 1968 in a village called Lekazi near Nelspruit municipal in Mpumalanga. Apart from the truth that she did not do so well in her education, we actually know just little about her early life as she kept it off the media.

But at an early age she made use of wheelchair because of an illness and for a period of time, the doctors thought that she may not be able to make use of her legs again. Her family actually was wretched and in 1986 Rebecca and her female sibling named Cynthia decided to travel a distance of 400 km from their paternal home for the Johannesburg township in order to find a soothing job.

Musical Career

In 1986 Rebecca entered the ‘Shell Road to Fame’ music talent search, but was unsuccessful. Undeterred she re-entered the following year and won in the Best vocalist category with Shine On. The award launched her music career. She enlisted the services of producer SizweZako and engaged Peter Tladi as her manager. The pop debut album of this singer, new to the music business, did not sell well. Rebecca subsequently switched to gospel music and received much media coverage, especially radio play, so crucial to local artists.

In 1995 about 25 years ago, her CD named Shwele Baba had more than 1 million copies sold just after the third week of it’s original release, then it broke the record of being the fastest selling CD in the country and in the nation’s music history. In 1996 she lost her father, brother and sister in tragic circumstances. While traveling in Israel in 1995 she shot a 52-minute Easter special for national broadcast on Good Friday. She then contracted to sing the National Anthem at the Double World Boxing Title fight, televised live in 30 countries worldwide.

Achievements and Setbacks

Latterly she has had her share of setbacks and achievements. In 2001 another gospel musician claimed that Malope saw him as a rival and had hired people to kill him, despite having been of support to him in his development. That year Malope also performed live in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2003 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Natal for her contribution to music and also lost her mother to illness.

She has collaborated with various musicians to record her albums, most notably VuyoMokoena. Though she does sing in a variety of languages, her music is sung mostly in Zulu. In 2004 Malope began her own SABC-2 TV talk show called Gospel Time. Today ‘Ribs’, as she is affectionately known, writes and produces most of her music. She currently lives in Johannesburg where she has her own studio.

Music awards

1994 – Best Gospel Singer

1997 – Best Selling Album for Uzube Nam’

2002 – Best Gospel Artist for SabelUyabizwa

2003 – Best African Gospel Artist for IyahambaLenqola

2004 – Best African Gospel Artist for HlalaNami


1998 – Hola-Ma-G-Man

1995 – Shwele Baba

1996 – Uzube Nam’

1996 – Live at the State Theatre

1997 – Angingedwa

1998 – Somlandela

1999 – UkholoLwam’

2000 – Siyabonga

2000 – Christmas With Rebecca and Friends

2001 – SabelUyabizwa

2002 – Ngiyekeleni

2002 – IyahambaLenqola

2003 – HlalaNami

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