Friday, November 16, 2007

Long live Hugh Masekela

Recently, I had the opportunity of meeting South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela at an event in Accra. We spoke about an interview but he couldn't adjust his busy schedule to accomodate it before returning to SA.

He had come in to perform at a charity fund raising organised by my friend, ex-beauty queen (Miss Ghana 2002) Shaida Buari. He auctioned off one of his trumpets whch was snapped up by Mike Adenuga for $35,000!

He performed some great hits like Fela's Lady and one other song by Orlndo Julius Ekemode plus one of his own great songs. I had looked forward to hearing my favourite of his, Chileshe but he didn't do that.

Anyway, big ups to a great African. Long live Hugh Masekela

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