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“It was normal in our household,” Robbie Malinga Jr on his love for the finer things

Katlego Sekhu

“It was normal in our household,” Robbie Malinga Jr on his love for the finer things
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Robbie Malinga Jr is part of the cast for Born Into Fame, a reality show that follows six young South Africans with famous parents as they try to create their own success outside of their family legacies.

Robbie Malinga is the son of the late singer/songwriter Robbie Malinga.

Notorious for his flashy lifestyle, Robbie Malinga Jr. is unapologetic about the label. When asked where he gets his taste for the finer things, he attributed it to his upbringing.

“I have always been that type of person, that is my type of personality. I love the finer things in life and I love to experience them while I am still breathing and also, my dad was that type of person, he loved dope things and things that were nice, so growing up I used to see that from him and it was normal in our household. On the other hand, my mom is a very reserved lady, she is not flashy at all.”

Born into fame and money comes with its perks and Malinga Jr is candid about these advantages.

“There are many privileges to being born into fame. For example, my father was famous and all that has been great, I can leverage from his success. Let’s say I need to do something – there are contacts that he may have made that I can use, so it is easier for me to connect with people because they know him.”

He says being part of the show has been a journey of self-discovery.

“I learned so many things about myself, especially during diary sessions. There were certain things I was asked that made me play back moments in my life from the beginning. It was like a psychology session, it made me really look at things, it was very dope. It was both healing and triggering, especially when I speak about my late dad. All in all, it was fun and insightful. There are things I learned about myself that I would have not learned elsewhere.”

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