She is a mother, wife, businesswoman, radio host and TV presenter among other things, and does it all with 24 hours in her day like every one of us. Have you ever wondered how she does it and keeps raising the bar? Read on…
You’re now a married woman with a second baby on top of your career commitments, how do you fulfil all these roles and still succeed at each?
I believe in working smart and prioritising the things that matter to me, like my family then work. My life comes first; I tailor my career around it. Happiness for me isn’t about having everything out there; it’s about having everything in here – where I live and love.
What would you say makes a power woman and what would you advise someone aspiring to be one?
I’d say confidence. Be confident in who you are and in what you have to offer the world. Confidence will give you the courage to pursue the things you love and to live your best life. Only when you’re confident can you give the best and expect the best. When you’re confident you believe in yourself; if you don’t, no one else will.
How do you feel about I Love South Africa’s return and what do you think keeps the show growing and relevant?
I love South Africa is a canvas on which every South African comes alive. We’re telling a diverse and positive story, which will always be relevant. A show that combines celebrities, competition, information and fun is a winning format! The second season is definitely bigger and better than the first.
What else can your fans expect from you, seeing as you have already done so many things in the industry and done them well too?
I’ve been blessed with a lot of opportunities, but I definitely haven’t reached the halfway mark in terms of creativity and my potential. I’m still an untold story. I think people will enjoy me in the next phase of my career. They’ve seen me on One Day Leader (SABC1), The Big Break Legacy (SABC3), Why are We So Angry (SABC2) and Ekse Let’s Talk (e.tv). It’s time to move on and take it to the next level. Watch this space.
What keeps you going; what makes Masechaba wake up every morning and do what she does?
My desire to be the best mom to my children.
How do you keep your name out of the tabloids, yet on people’s lips for the right reasons?
I’m not about this industry life. I don’t care much to be seen on red carpets; I live a simple life and keep a small circle. I’m just in it to do the work.