Kelly Rowland

Brutal Fruit Spritzer global ambassador Kelly Rowland. Image: Instagram @kellyrowland

Anele, did you hear that? Kelly Rowland struggles with self-doubt

Kelly Rowland made a turn in SA last week…wonder what the singer’s arch-nemesis Anele Mdoda has to say about her confessions of self-doubt.

Kelly Rowland

Brutal Fruit Spritzer global ambassador Kelly Rowland. Image: Instagram @kellyrowland

It could very well be only a matter of time before tweeps give US singer Kelly Rowland a South African name following her second trip to Mzansi this year. The Motivation singer returned for the You Belong campaign hosted at The Leorando, in Sandton, on Friday 9 December.

Rowland led the You Belong campaign as Brutal Fruit Spritzer global ambassador, a collaboration she says means a lot to her for the reason that it spreads a message of sisterhood, upliftment and belonging.

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“I love this campaign for everything that it represents for women. To know your space, know your place. And that your place is everywhere. Knowing that as a young woman is really dope because your possibilities are in for it.”

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News24 reported that Rowland shared her struggles with self-doubt and feelings of not belonging while she goes through times of transition.

“For me, every time I’m in transition, it always just wears on my confidence, it can wear on just everything so I would doubt myself.”

The Dirty Laundry singer said she has to make a concerted effort to overcome feelings of self-doubt since she is the one who talked herself out of greatness…and therefore she is the one who has to make an effort to talk herself back into it.


Speaking to IOL, Rowland shared some of the things which make her return to South Africa, such as her favourite local dish Chakalaka. She also mentioned that South Africans are flirtatious and that she thinks this is the “sweetest thing”.

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“What I love about South Africa is that when everybody speaks to me, it’s like they are flirting. It’s the sweetest thing. But I love the company. I love being able to connect, and I love being able to immerse in the culture,” she said.

Furthermore, she said that she loves to eat, walk and discover new places when she is in South Africa and Cassper Nyovest happens to be her favourite South African artist.

Nyovest left Rowland impressed after she witnessed an “incredible performance” by the rapper a couple of years back.