Zodwa Wabantu’s rise to fame during the past year with the showbiz spotlight shining brightly on her, wants to bask in that glory for as long as possible without being controlled and changing her persona.
Born in Soweto and based in Durban, the entertainer was in Bulawayo at the weekend for an appearance at local clubs where she partied and mesmerised fans.
Known for her “leg game” and no panty move, Zodwa Wabantu who is a mother of one, an 11-year-old son revealed that despite her livewire persona which has got some labelling her a woman of loose morals, she was terrified of being in a relationship because she believes men are controlling.
“I’m scared of men. I like to be happy and my worry is that if I had a man, he’d probably tell me how I should dress and when I should sleep.
“But what I’m doing now is all about me and what makes me happy. I’m living my life because no one is telling me how to live it. I came alone to earth and I’ll die alone,” said Zodwa Wabantu.
She said being famous was not all rosy as the celeb life comes with hazards. According to her, there are people nagging her saying they want her to become a snob, but she says she will not bow down to them as she wants to remain the simple girl who grew up in Soweto.
“I believe God gave me this fame at the right time as I’m old enough and mature. Some people in society want to change me as they feel I should stop drinking Savanna and instead drink premium brands like Ciroc, Hennessey.
“They’ve also suggested that I change my hairstyle from short hair to Peruvian or Brazilian and start acting like a diva. They also want me to start using makeup frequently. But I won’t do any of that because I’m loyal to people who follow me as they’re the ones who made me famous. They’re the ones who can relate to who Zodwa is and that Zodwa as a brand wants to show others that they can be anything in life,” she said.