She started singing and performing at the age of six with her dad, who played bass guitar. That explains why FiFi Cooper (real name Refilwe Mooketsi) is a pint-size talent that’s making big waves in the entertainment industry.
Her mom, Miriam Mooketsi, says she has fond memories of Fifi and her dad performing for the family and that she realised then that she had a “special gift”.
She even called Fifi when she walked on stage to accept her Metro FM Music Award earlier this year, forgetting it was a live broadcast and teeming with excitement.
DRUM visited Fifi at her home in Montshiwa, Mahikeng, where she chills with her family, who are the most important people in her life. Fame hasn’t gotten to her head and she doesn’t put on any airs and graces.
She says her family makes her stay grounded and that she will always remain “real” to her fans.
“I don’t like selling people dreams, my fans deserve to know me. I am being real every day and I always tell the truth,” she says.
She’s single and focusing on her career and her son, Resego, is the only man in her life.