Interview with Sophia Foster post show at Kirstebosch on 5th Feb 

Golden Oldies is an initiative by Capetonian entertainer Terry Fortune, who is widely known as a South African music legend.

 The concert  was held on Sunday 5th Febuary at Kirstenbosch  will paying  tribute to and honour local legendary performing artists and musicians to thank them for their significant contributions to the music industry and their communities.


On the bill was  Madeegha Anders, Capetonian singer Leslie Kleinsmith, Vernon Castle , Lorraine Klaasen, the daughter of the late legendary South African Jazz singer Thandie Klaasen,  PJ Powers (Thandeka)

Sophia Foster is a legendary jazz singer and a diversified performer that has excelled in all genres of the entertainment industry, from theatre to television, glitz and glamour reviews, to intimate nightclubs and open-air stadiums. For the last four decades, her shining musical talents earned her the title of one of South Africa’s Divas of song.

I caught up with  South Africa’s Diva of Song Sophia Foster on Monday post show 

The new decade means ?

Looking in my closet for clothes that I wore way back when , To be hip with the times …. Platform shoes …. Bellbottoms… stilettoes  and the never fading mini skirts 

Fame is about ?

Knowing when to bow out and holding onto your dignity.

Retirement will happen when ?

When you have paid enough dews to become the teacher of tomorrows children

I don’t do ?

Interviews before 11:30 in the morning.

What does music  mean to you?

Music expresses my inner most understanding of life

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work ?

 Sharing my journey and the lessons Ive learnt along the way

Your heroes?

Nina Simone / Aretha Franklin / Nancy Willson / Tina Turner/Sara Vaughn / Billie Holiday

What is your most treasured possession?

My sense of Humour

It’s your round what are you drinking?

Boegu Tea

What makes you stand out?

 Knowing how to dress for the occasion

Nicknames?

Phys …. Short for fiesty

If you were not a musician  what would you do?

 A child phycologist

Pick five words to describe yourself?

Outspoken , patient , caring , generous , humouress

What song   changed your life?

A change is going to come

What is your favorite word?

Really …. It is the numberplate on my car

Give us some real proper slang and what it means

Waar kyk jy as die paddas quickstep …..(  be careful not to miss out on the opportunity right in front of you )

Your greatest achievement?

Having sustained 6 decades in this fickle industry and still keeping my sanity.

What do you complain about most often?

“Made in China”

What is your fear?

 Not finding a toilet in time.

Happiness is?

 Seeing toilet paper on the roll.

The best life lesson you have been taught?

Acceptance of the things that make us different and gratitude for  those things that make me well me,

Where would you like to be right now?

Right where I am

Do you do charity work and if you do –what do you do ?

I dedicate my time to my foundation , the Fostering Foundation which focuses on mentoring young kids in grooming their talent and helping them make their dreams come true.

The Author with Sophia’s Husband Craig Stein -pictured Below 

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