When I was 17 years old, both my parents died in a car accident. This affected me very bad emotionally. It is a very painful experience. I still struggle to come to terms with the loss of both my parents at the same time.
It was tough growing up around the drugs and gansterism, but I was kept busy with music and sport. When you grow up on the flats you need to stay focused on your education because you can easily get distracted by the bad elements.
“Mallishia describes winning SACTWU’s Got Talent in 2013 as the highlight of her life. She lives for singing and says SACTWU’s Got Talent has allowed her to live her dream, even if it is just for a little while. She’s performed at a few public events since she won the competition and hopes that this will open doors for her as she ultimately wants to see herself in the music industry.”
“…living with other people was difficult. She didn’t only stay with her mom. She was also a backyarder in other people’s properties for a number of years.” “It is manna from heaven to have your own house.”