Fifi Cooper: I’m no lit­tle sis­ter any more

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Hardly a month after break­ing ranks with Am­bi­tiouz En­ter­tain­ment over money is­sues, Fifi Cooper has re­leased a new sin­gle un­der her own record com­pany in a bid to make her mark.

“I have grown ... and I should not be treated like a lit­tle sis­ter any more,” says 25year-old Re­filwe Mooketsi – known by her stage name of Fifi Cooper.

Ooz­ing con­fi­dence and wear­ing her ra­di­ant smile, this hip-hop queen who hails from Mafikeng in North West says she is ready to stand on her own in the male-dom­i­nated mu­sic in­dus­try.

She joins a very short list of fe­male artists who own their own record la­bels, which in­cludes Toya De­lazy of De­lazy En­ter­tain­ment and Mshoza, who owns Fresh Money Fam­ily Pro­duc­tions.

She says that, while she ex­pects chal­lenges and tough times ahead for her new la­bel, MoCooper Records, she is men­tally ready to weather the storm.

“Just be­cause I am a woman in the in­dus­try, I should not be un­der­rated. I mean busi­ness and de­serve to be me,” she says em­phat­i­cally; promis­ing to break chart records in the near fu­ture.

Mooketsi says that her new sin­gle, called Power of Gold, is meant “to clear the air”. In this song she shares some of her ex­pe­ri­ences re­gard­ing “every­thing that went down with my pre­vi­ous man­age­ment team at Am­bi­tiouz”, she ex­plains.

She goes on to say that the gist of the mat­ter was money and how it changed peo­ple.

“I am Motswako’s first lady, so the peo­ple will en­joy the al­bum when we re­lease it [late this year] be­cause it will be more of the Motswako mu­sic genre.”

Mooketsi says she plans to have fun un­der her own record la­bel and to get down to the “busy of do­ing more of what I love, which is mu­sic”.

“It is a great feel­ing that I took this de­ci­sion, and most of the in­dus­try peo­ple are be­hind me. They are also guid­ing me on how to run it. We have to move on in life.

“I can­not be hold­ing on to things that bring me stress; that era has passed. So, I am liv­ing my life in the greener pas­ture,” she con­fi­dently says.

Mooketsi con­fesses that her record la­bel has been bub­bling un­der the sur­face, as she started in­vest­ing and slowly build­ing it some time ago.

GROWN Fifi Cooper

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