By Ogova Ondego
Published December 9, 2016
A leading South African Afro-pop singer has just marked her two decades in music with four tracks off her 13-track album being used in restaurants across Britain.
Florence Matshediso Mholo, the multi award-winning artist–she writes, composes, sings, acts, paints, plays soccer and delivers motivational talks–who owns Leopard Queen Network (PTY) Ltd which she says â€œhosts events for women empowerment and government institutionsâ€ has just marked her 40th birthday, a time when life is said to begin.
The recording artist popularly known as Tshedi says four songs from Victory, her debut solo album that is available on Itunes, are being used “on rotation in all the Nando’s restaurants in Great
Tshedi is a well known public figure, having been part of Malaika, the three-member South African band whose eclectically energetic performance from 2004 on-wards still reverberates across Africa.
Wearer of many hats, Tshedi paints and makes craft besides acting in popular sitcoms and live music performance on television. She has acted herself in Muvhango and Ga Re
Dumele broadcast on public television network, SABC 2, and played Choirmaster for Limpopo Province for the Clash of The Choirs season 2 that was aired live in 2014.
Besides art, Thedi is also an active social activist championing the rights of children; women; migrant workers; rape victims; patients of cancer, diabetes and AIDS.
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When xenophobia reared its ugly face in 2008, ruining the reputation of the country Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu branded the Rainbow Nation, Tshedi says she was among South Africans who fought against inhumane actions against non-South African blacks, assisting mothers and their children who suffered from the aggression.
Since going solo, Tshedi, who also serves as a Celebrity Advocate for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has had an extremely busy schedule.
What you don’t (But Should!) know about Afro-Pop Singer Florence Matshediso Mholo:
- She owns Leopard Queen Network (PTY) Ltd company
- She celebrated 20 years in the music industry in 2015
- She loves traveling and fast driving
- Among the countries she has visited are Britain, USA, Canada, Swaziland, Malaysia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania
- She played for the ladies Celebrity Kaizer Chiefs soccer team as a defender
- She had an interest in the transportation business with her own metered taxis around Johannesburg
Before going solo, Tshedi and her group, Malaika, won the following awards:
- Best Afro Pop Album, Metro FM
- Best Group, Metro FM
- Best Album, Metro FM
- Best New Comer Group, Kora Award
- Best Afro Pop Group, Channel O Music Video Awards
- Best Southern Africa Group, Kora Award
- Best Selling Album, South African Music Awards
- Best Afro Pop, South African Music Awards, and
- Best Afro Pop, South African Music Awards.