Princess Magogo honoured for her music

2012-06-28 00:00

INKATHA Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has accepted a music award on behalf of his talented mother, Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu.

She was honoured for her contribution to the music industry at the 2012 Builders Awards Ceremony of the South African Music Rights Organisation yesterday.

Princess Magogo was a revered musician and composer. After her death, Opera Africa commissioned Professor Mzilikazi Khumalo to compose the first full-length African opera based on her life.

The opera Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu has been performed throughout the world.

President Thabo Mbeki bestowed on her the Ikamanga National Award (Gold Class) for her contribution to music.

“I am blessed to have recordings of my mother singing and playing the ugubhu,” said Buthelezi.

He added that he was delighted that one of Magogo’s great-granddaughter’s, Toya Delazy, had inherited her talent and was making a name for herself.

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