I love that I am being continuously surprised by the amount of talent that South Africans possess when picking up a pen. Our latest author was the perfect example of when talent meets determination. Aggrey is a shining example of a skilled writer and I know that her debut novel will entertain and inspire the readers who are lucky enough to make the purchase of the eBook from Amazon.
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Give us the elevator pitch for your book?
The book is about a girl, Lucky Atlega “Sky” Molapo grew up not thinking that one day she could be a music star, she was raised as a single child by both parents at the village called Makometsane in Mpumalanga Province.
Her parents Sefako and Baby Molapo always channelled Lucky to education but discovered by music teacher that Lucky has a nice voice to sing and also a good singer. Lucky taught to write music by her music teacher Moloko Makgoba and start to write music for School choir at Standard 5 (Grade 7). Is when she fell in love with music, continued to sing for School choir at High School.
At College (KwaNdebele College) is when Lucky started to play a guitar for Students in the Campus and sneak out at night with her friends to play at the Taverns because KwaNdebele was a very strict College. After College, she signed a record deal with Dion records, her albums were selling gold and platinum. She earned herself a name “Queen of Hip pop”, later started her own record label LAM records after a conflict with her boss Hunter Dion. Her success was short-lived and no one see it coming after she was killed in front of her home in Pretoria. Her death really shook the world because Lucky Atlega “SKY” Molapo was known all over the world.
What would you give as your main reason or goal for writing?
Inspired by the way I think about life, most of the time I sit alone and built stories of inspiration but realises is better to write the stories in books to share my thoughts.
Who was the book written for?
People longing to be in the music industry, musicians, everyone that love music, and everyone that is trying so hard to build a dream but always crash, they will be inspired by this book.
How long did it take for you to finish the final draft of your book?
It took me two months to final draft, using any chance I get in a day, after work, weekends and sometimes I woke up at night. It was exciting to write for the first time, I couldn’t wait to finish so I can read the story again to see if it makes sense.
What makes this book different from others on the shelf?
It is about Hip hop music, and lyrics included to give readers an image that main character “Sky” was a good writer and singer.
What was the hardest part of the writing journey for you?
I cannot speak any language fluently, even my own language. I can explain better that writing, to put what I explained in writing is a problem. After every paragraph had to go back and review the quality of my writing.
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What kept you motivated to write during the times you felt stuck?
I was sitting alone one day listening to hip hop music with earphones then imagined myself as hip-hop star, living large without limits. To me it became a story and told myself I can be a hip-hop start if I want, but I just love music not to be a musician. I also love telling stories but sometimes people get irritated of my long topics so I thought let me write a book instead. I wanted to tell this story so bad.
Have you written any other books?
Yes, but not yet published.
Assuming you may not write full time, what is your day job?
South African Police Services: Chief Admin Clerk.
How should someone get in touch with you?