Fifi Cooper Explains How Fighting AE Made Her Lose Almost Everything. After spending a few years in a record label Ambitiouz Entertainment Fifi Cooper decided to depart from the label with plans to establish her own.
Ambitiouz Records hit the rapper with an interdict, barring her from performing any material she created under their management.
The feud between Cooper and the record company started earlier last year. To help her fight off the label that made her miss out on deals and gigs EFF leader Julius Malema got involved.
Speaking to Sunday World, Cooper said she couldn’t wait to drop her 18-track album that would be made from her own record stable MoCooper.
“The album is titled Take Me Back and will be released by my own label, MòCooper Records,” she said.
“I called it Take Me Back because in it, I am going back to my roots of motswako. I did different things in the past because I was not in control of my creativity but now that I am my own boss, I will stick to what I know best.”
Asked if she wrote any songs for her new album to reflect on the turbulent past year, Cooper said:
“I always write music based on my personal experiences, that’s how I have conversations with my fans. Yes, there are a couple of angry songs in there.”
The 27-year-old said she survived the tough months by doing other creative work.
“Obviously a lot of promoters and event organisers didn’t book me anymore because of this mess. But I’m a survivor . been working with Converse for the past year and I presented a show on SABC1 last year,” she said. “I have a son to support back home, so I will always have a way to make money besides music.”
The Kuze Kusehit maker said she planned to drop her new album in August to coincide with Women’s Month.
“I am working very hard to make it happen. It is not easy because the legal issue took a lot of time away from my hands. I was always in meetings with lawyers instead of doing my real work like negotiating with distributors and so on.
“I want the album to be released in August as my way of saying RIP to Mama Winnie [Mandela]. I appreciate her teachings and it is interesting that . women like me are still going through our own struggles,” she said.
She singled out Malema for helping her: “I am grateful for what Julius and his team did. Otherwise my career could have ended.”
EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said: “Our interest was on Fifi Cooper, whom we believe was being treated unfairly. We wanted to free her from these record companies, which make them sign contracts that drain and milk them dry. If she is happy, we too are happy.”
Ambitiouz Entertainment spokeswoman Gaba Sebego confirmed the two have now parted ways.
Source : SundayWorld