Many have referred to the songstress as bossy and tough, but during a recent interview with The Villager Sally managed to show off her more sensitive side, welcoming us into her home and telling us about the downside of being in the public eye.
Sally’s home is no different than any other house that is home to a toddler. From the garden entrance to living room there are a bunch of toys lying around discarded by a young mind that is easily distracted yet determined to learn the ins and outs of technology as we learned from his mother before the interview.
Having to balance work and family is never an easy thing, but songstress Sally has found a way to not only build a successful brand as an entertainer but also manages to hold down her family.
With a stage presence and energy that most only wish for Sally has built a reputation for herself as being a big crowd pleaser, always managing to get both male and female audiences singing along to hit singles such as ‘Boss Madam’ and ‘Natural’.
Despite most people’s perceptions about the young couples lives the two do not only work together, but they operate as a well-oiled machine that has managed to build the brand of not only Sally the artist, but also Kboz the producer.
Having started her music career in the clichés of ways as a singer in her church choir little Sally showed immense passion that led to her uncle buying her a keyboard and also learning to play the guitar in her early teens.
Like other female artists before her she too experienced the hassle of having producers approach her with the same old story of wanting to make baseless promises of making her famous and making all her dreams come true, all while not being able to do that for themselves.
“I’m not going to say that because I’m married to a producer it is all a walk in the park, it’s not, I had to go through that to get where I am. I would say it’s a pity if you fall into a trap” said Sally.
Sally went on to add that when entering the music industry one should make sure you are mentally, emotionally and physically prepared, making you able to distinguish what is worth listening to and what is not.
“As a girl you need to have and know your morals, because the minute you start sleeping with producers because they tell you they will give you a free album in return, it means you have sold your soul to music and you should never feel like you have to sell your soul” said Sally.
In 2013 she came across a young lady that had gone through the process of being deceived by a producer and having gotten pregnant in the process and after a brief discussion with the young lady she noticed slight resentment in the woman’s eyes towards her child.
Sally encouraged the young lady to not put aside all that hurt and instead continue being strong and focus on taking up the challenge of being a mother and raise her child to the best of her abilities, and later on take up the role of pursuing her dream.
“When I fell pregnant a lot of people thought my career was over, but instead I came out stronger and I came out hungry. Every time I’m on stage I think about my little boy, I’m thinking about how he needs to go to school and I have to work and she understood” said Sally.
Her latest single titled ‘Victory’ is based around the stories of the Brave Gladiators, who she got to spend some one on one time with as every player told her their unique story. Be it having faced various name calling from people in the community to rejection from family and friends, leading to this amazing song that encourages inner strength.
In 2015 when she dropped her latest album ‘I Am Mukwanekamba’ she was unable to have an album launch due to being over booked and as such she decided to host the WCW show as a way of showing gratitude to her fans.
With just a list of instructions, her management team was able to put together what attendees will remember as one of Windhoek’s best shows yet. Managing to rope in other female artists such as Chikune, Monique English and Adora who all gave stellar performances all at no cost to those in attendance. Not to mention gaining the support of other local artists such as Fishman, Exit, Dnaff and Ann Singer who all came out to see the show.
“There is something about an atmosphere when you fill it with sisterhood, something about when you fill an event with women especially women who understand each other. It was not just me who performed for free, everybody performed for free” said an excited Sally.
Quick to add that had it not been for her management team and all the work they put in Sally would not be as big a brand as she is, because they put in the extra work that makes her such a huge signature brand.
A local publication recently wrote that the couple could be facing possible divorce as the songstress had been seen without her wedding ring on her weekly DIY program which is a part of ‘Whatalifestyle’.
Stating that she had accidently left her wedding ring in a hotel at the coastal town of !Nami#nus and recently got it back after hotel management got someone trustworthy to bring it back safely in her possession.
Sally refutes these claims maintaining that although like other married couples they have their differences and they manage to work them out “it’s a bit sad that people want the worst for you. People don’t say things like that because they love you, they say things like that because their hoping it’s true so they have something to say about it” said Sally.
Adding that just like other couples they too have problems and they are not special to be dodging problems, but they are a private couple that prefers to keep their lives private as society should be more concerned with their music and not what happens behind closed doors.
When asked if she would choose to not do music she kindly states she would prefer to have her live be out of the limelight and only have people focussing on the music