This is the biography of Pabi Cooper, a South African singer, dancer, performer, and football referee. She is one of the stars in the amapiano genre, a popular style of house music in South Africa. She is also known for her social media influence, her fashion sense, and her relationship with fellow musician Focalistic.
Early Life and Education
Pabi Cooper was born on March 4, 2001, in Soshanguve, Pretoria. Her real name is Paballo Basetsana Mothapo. She developed a passion for music and writing songs at an early age. Pabi also loved playing football and dreamed of becoming a referee. She attended local schools and festivals, where she performed and showcased her talents.
Pabi played football as a goalkeeper in high school. However, COVID-19 crushed her dreams and she transitioned to music.
Pabi Cooper Career and Achievements
Pabi Cooper’s professional music career shot up in 2020. She released the single, Banyana Ke Bafana. The song was a hit and won the Basadi in Music Award for Song of the Year in 2021. She also collaborated with other artists, such as Uncle Vinny, Kelvin Momo, and Benny Afroe, on various tracks.
She released her debut album, Lady Cooper, in 2021, which featured songs like Isphithiphithi, Bambelela, and Nice. In 2023, she was nominated for a BET Award in the Best International Act category.
Pabi Cooper is also a successful performer. She has performed at several venues and functions, both in South Africa and abroad. She has also hosted events for brands and celebrities, such as Nova Men and AFDA.
Pabi Cooper Personal Life and Relationships
Pabi Cooper is allegedly dating Focalistic. She reportedly started dating him while he was still with DBN Gogo. However, Focalistic denies they are a couple.
She has previously dated Benny Afroe, a singer, songwriter, and producer. They met through their mutual interest in music and have collaborated on several songs, such as Do It Right.
Pabi Cooper is also a fashion lover and a trendsetter. She has a unique and colorful style that reflects her personality and mood. Pabi likes to experiment with different outfits, accessories, and hairstyles. She also has a tattoo of a butterfly on her left arm.
- What You Might Not Know About Pabi Cooper – Redbull
- Focalistic denies Pabi Cooper dating rumours: ‘I’m single, I’ve been through a lot’ – IOL
- PHOTOS | Pabi Cooper, K.O and Uncle Waffles on the BET Awards black carpet – News24
- Pabi Cooper Reveals How Covid Forced Transition From Soccer Player To Amapiano Pioneer – Hot97