Musician Nelisiwe Phaith Sibiya broke into the industry after being discovered by actor and director Mandla N, and though she might be striding strong in the industry now, prior her big break, the musician had a rough start.
Reflecting on the tough times she experienced growing up while trying to pursue her dreams, Nelisiwe took to social media announcing that she had finally accomplished one of her biggest goals, she recently announced that she had graduated from Tshwane University of Technology.
The Black Child of Azania. It was just a dream "ukube bekukhona u Mama, ngabe uyalilizela"— #MamaKaBafana 😢 (@nelisiwe_sibiya) July 7, 2018
I remember when I left Duduza to PTA with no place to stay n @Akhona_ladyAK took me in coz I was a hobo. Thought I'd fail my first year crying everyday studying n working 🎓 #mamakabafana pic.twitter.com/6HKyDB2fO1
"It was all just a dream. Lol, I remember I told my family (mom and sis) I am going to stay in Pretoria to study and they said: "How are you going to study because we don't have money for your fees". I was sharing the same room and bedroom with Deekay. She can tell you how hard I worked and thousands of Little jobs I kept on doing just to pay my fees because the money I have [had] saved to take myself to varsity with, I decided to use it to build my Mother and Family a House. Before that, I was staying with Akhona ag mara my friend was there for me ey when I didn't have a place to sleep and still new in PTA". she wrote in an Instagram post.
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