Remembering Lebo Mathosa

By Qhama Dayile
21 October 2016

“People don’t know that the first time Lebo Mathosa got into studio, it was with me." -Mdu Masilela

Universal Music released a 15-track compilation album to commemorate the late singer and dancer Lebo Mathosa.

The album, Lebo Remembered, celebrates Lebo Mathosa’s biggest hits, both from her solo albums and with her group Boom Shaka.

Kwaito veteran Mduduzi Masilela recalls working with Lebo Mathosa.

“People don’t know that the first time Lebo Mathosa got into studio, it was with me. We recorded a campaign for the 1994 elections in my studios in Yeoville,” he says.

“We will always remember her and celebrate her music. Her body may be gone but her spirit lives on,” Masilela added. Boom Shaka, a then leading kwaito group, consisted of Junior Sokhela, Thembi Seete, Theo Nhlengethwa and the late Mathosa had the whole of South Africa united through their dance hits even after her passing. Sunday, 23 October, will mark 10 years since Mathosa’s death at the age of 29.It was reported that the driver lost control of the Toyota Prado, in which she was a passenger, while travelling on the N3 highway, East of Johannesburg. On Twitter, tributes from friends poured in.

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