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Motswako artist, Fifi Cooper, hopes to empower younger artists

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Fifi Cooper opened her own record label called Mo’ Cooper Records which she hoped would also serve as a platform for newer artists.

Motswako rapper, Fifi Cooper, told Top Billing in an interview posted online on Monday, 10 December 2018, that she wants to use her newly available resources to empower young up-and-coming artists.

“I’ve always wanted to have my own record label to give an easier platform to the young ones,” said the rapper whose real name is Refilwe Moeketsi.

Moeketsi said it was important for her to be teaching them (young artists) about the business side of things, not only about making money.

Moeketsi started her own record company, Mo’Cooper Records after leaving Ambitiouz Entertainment, following a very public battle. Moeketsi had complained that she wasn’t earning enough to support her toddler.

But the performer said she had changed positively in the past few years. “I feel like I’ve grown a lot as an artist,” she explained to Top Billing.

“I’m no longer that little girl in Maftown. I’m still the only female representing Motswako [and] proudly so.”

She said her latest album Take Me Back reflected her musical roots. “I called it take me back because I feel like my fans were confused as they were calling me a trap queen and I’m not a trap queen,” she said.

“So with this album I’m just taking them back to who the real Fifi Cooper is which is Motswako’s first lady,” Moeketsi added.

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