The works of Mo Molemi were not completely affected by his crisis
With his farmers’ market just three months old since he opened it to the people of North West, rapper-turned-farmer Motlapele “Mo Molemi” Module has been forced to temporarily close shop after recurring break-ins.
He revealed to Daily Sun that he had already lost R20,000 thanks to theft.
“Since we opened our doors last year, we’ve had two break-ins and an attempted one. The alarming thing is that they managed to disable the alarm and therefore the security company didn’t pick it up.’
Mo Molemi said criminals stole equipment, some stock, a vacuum sealer, wrapping machine, gazebo, and therefore the register.
“It has become a liability to continue within the current space. the situation is right but I’m running at a loss thanks to crime. Although this has been an enormous setback, it’s not discouraged me because I even have an excellent client base that knows what I even have to supply.
“I’ve taken my business online until I find an appropriate space.”
In October, Mo Molemi said his vegetable store was a project he had been planning for a short time which made him turn his back on his rap career.
Excited to finally have his dream come to life, the previous rapper took to Twitter to share a couple of snaps of the opening of his fresh produce store which sells vegetables and Mo Molemi merchandise.
Thank you all for your kind words and support. You can now get our merch and vegetables at the farmers market pic.twitter.com/bt9IVsQkhN
— OfficialMolemi (@MolemiOfficial) October 7, 2020
Earlier last year, while the country found itself within the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic and artists were without work, Mo Molemi told TshisaLIVE how his decision to go away from the spotlight was finally justified.
“This very moment vindicates my decision to become a farmer. once I left rap to dedicate myself to farming, there have been many questions. I always knew a hip-hop career is brief, but this may carry me for all times,” he said.
“At this moment, my peers are reception wondering where they’re going to get their next gig and making Instagram videos. I’m working and reworking my brand. After Covid-19, Mo Molemi will not be a rapper but a significant businessman.”