2019 has been an eventful year but one celebrity sat out most of the action – Socialite Skolopad, the nurse-come-gospel-singer, has returned from “hiding” and explained why she was missing in action.
Skolopad has been out of the limelight since the beginning of 2019 but this changed over the long weekend when she made her first public appearance in over two months. The mother of one performed on stage, and in an interview with Tshisa Live she explained the reasons behind her disappearance.
The socialite, whose real name is Nonhlanhla Qwabe, began by speaking about how exciting it was to be booked for a gig after some time off. She said to the publication, “I love Skolopad but she’s just a part of my life and I previously gave too much focus to her… but not anymore. I really enjoyed being on stage last weekend and it was one of the largest crowds I ever performed for. It reminded me just how much I love it, I was so excited.”
According to Skolopad, the aftermath of her near-tragic car accident in 2018 has caused her to rethink some of her values. Despite this, she does not want to ‘kill off’ her popular alter ego. She revealed that we can expect to see a little less of her in the coming months when she said, “Since the car accident and the threats I have received… I am no longer as free as I was on social media. So I am picky about which places I perform at or what I share on my social media. Sometimes I even post things and then delete them later. I don’t want to put my family or myself in danger but I also don’t want to completely kill Skolopad.”
WE ARE SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR.
Asijiki Love you all😘🤗 pic.twitter.com/YEnPcI1pGL
— Qwabe Nonhlanhla🇿🇦🌈🐢 (@QueenSkolopad) March 26, 2019
Skolopad ended by revealing that during her time away she has been actively working on her music. She teased some of her plans when she said, “I have been working on music with amazing people and Skolopad will never retire – that was never part of my plan. In fact I never said that… people confuse me with someone else. I just won’t be as freely available, I guess.”