By Sihle Mkhize
Award winning gospel musician Babo Ngcobo has revealed how he made millions on the streets.
Ngcobo says he made over R2-million by taking to the streets to sell his music.
The 46-year-old Ngcobo made this admission during a live interview on Ukhozi FM’s Eshilo.
Eshilo is a Sunday show on Ukhozi FM hosted by veteran broadcaster and businesswoman Zanele ‘Mazet’ Mbokazi.
Ngcobo then thanked the late Gospel star, Sifiso Ncwane whom he claims called and advised him two weeks before his death.
“I made R2-million on the streets with my Thixo Mkhululi album. Before he died, Sifiso Ncwane called and told me to go into hostels and community events to sell my music,” said Ngcobo.
“He told me that recording companies won’t take my music to the streets but I can.
“And indeed, I made money and I managed to build a home for myself,” added Ngcobo.
Ngcobo also shared his dark secrets and how he has avoided getting married and how he was once a player. He was also a heavy drinker.
“I think everything has its good time. Now I’m ready to settle down and get married.
“Before, my life was bad because I was boozing, hanging out with skimpily dressed women and I was living a fast life.
“But now I am alcohol free,” said the Gospel musician in the live radio interview.
This charismatic gospel star revealed this when asked about his current marital status.
He also surprised Zanele when asked about the number of children. He proudly said he has 11 that he knows of.
“I am not ashamed of the number of my kids. A real man doesn’t hide his kids.
“I was just with them recently at home. There are 11 in total. But there might be some that I may not be aware of.”
Ngcobo said those who might come and try to trick him by claiming to have a child with him will be disappointed.
“I can spot mine,” he said matter-of-factly. Ngcobo thanked the people who kept on pushing him during the dark times.
“There was a time when I felt like quitting but they encouraged me. Even when I was not owning any car, they remained with me,” he said.