MASERU — “It was God’s ways working in me right there and then,” said Vodacom Music Superstar competition winner, Palesa Motlomelo, as she recounted her victory to the Weekender on Tuesday.
Motlomelo, who did not enter the competition until last minute, said she will use part of her M100 000 winnings to fund some of her community projects.
The 29-year-old said she had already given 10 percent of the M100 000 to her church as tithe.
“It happened by chance. I went past the auditions, asked what was happening and decided to take part right there and then,” said a delighted Motlomelo.
“Once I was among the top 20 finalists, I knew I was going to win the contest.”
“I used the power of confession and would always tell other finalists that they were just accompanying me.”
As part of her community projects, the songbird will today host a tea party for the old-aged in Lithoteng.
“I still have the same life I used to have before winning M100 000 and I can safely say I am doing good things with that money,” the mother of two boys said.
“I am celebrating this win with the old at Lithoteng on Thursday (today) and we will be having a tea party,” she said.
Motlomelo said M10 000 of her prize money “has already gone to God because that is part of my family’s principle.”
She said the prize money has had a positive impact on her life.
“M100 000 cannot totally change one’s life or work but it has positively affected me,” she said.
“I still have the same normal life I used to but this has definitely boosted me.”
“My community projects are coming along well and I am very grateful because I have always wanted to help the underprivileged and the poor,” former Nthakoana Ngatana’s back-up singer said.
Meanwhile, Motlomelo told the Weekender that she has already recorded five songs which will form part of her debut album set for release soon.
As part of her winning Vodacom Superstar competition, Motlomelo got a M50 000 recording deal.
“I am in the process of recording and the process is so amazing. I love it,” Motlomelo said.
“Five songs are already done and they have jazz and gospel feel,” she said.