Veteran musician Hugh Masekela has died several reports from South Africa confirm. Popularly known as the ‘father of South African jazz’, he passed on at the age of 78.
In a statement released by Masekela’s family, it was revealed that the famous jazz trumpeter passed after a battle with prostate cancer. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family.”
The late Masekela was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as Soweto Blues and Bring Him Back Home.
In fact, his 1987 hit Bring Him Back Home was used as the theme song for former president Nelson Mandela’s world tour after his release from prison.
South African Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa confirmed the news via his Twitter page writing that:
“A baobab tree has fallen, the nation has lost a one of a kind musician with the passing of Jazz legend bra Hugh Masekela. We can safely say bra Hugh was one of the great architects of Afro-Jazz and he uplifted the soul of our nation through his timeless music. #RIPBraHughMasekela.”
You will Surely Like This Week HitNg Owanbe Styles
Friday HitNg Outfit For Owanbe party
Adebola Irede Daniel, one of former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel’s children is set to wed.
Prophet Abiara Walked down the aisle with his new bride
Beautiful Photos From Osinbajo’s Daughter, Damilola And Shagaya’s Son, Oluseun’s Wedding
Lovely Pre-Wedding Photos Of Make Up Blogger Ronke Raji And Her Fiance
Buhari Pays N50k To Tinubu As Bride Price At Ganduje, Ajimobi Children’s Wedding
Checkout these viral pre-wedding photos of a lovely couple
Kulikuli – Facts About The Crunchy West African Snack
17 amazing health benefits of Guava leaves
Sports17 hours ago
Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard has stated the reasons he will never win the Ballon d’Or in his career.
News17 hours ago
IG’s Transmission Video; ‘No Manhunt For Any Journalist’ – Kano Police
Naija Celeb16 hours ago
Tonto Dike Minister To Over 7,000 Youth At ECG Church In South Africa (photos)
Naija Celeb1 hour ago
BBnaija Winner, Miracle Goes On Boat Cruise With 10 Fans