Africa's first walk of fame

By Drum Digital
08 July 2015

Move over Hollywood, Johannesburg has got its own stars to appreciate!

Move over Hollywood, Johannesburg has got its own stars to appreciate!

That's right, there is going to be an entire pavement dedicated to South Africa and the continent's stars and it will be the first of its kind.

The Rosebank Killarney Gazette reports that Cradock Avenue in Rosebank will be lined with stars referred to as the Afri-Global Walk of Stars, this initiative is set to be launched by the African Global Heritage Foundation (AGHF).

The five-pointed stars with the names of our continents' stars will be launched at a mock unveiling in July which will coincide with Mandela Day but the official inaugural event will take place in September.

The pool from which the stars were lifted from include radio, music, sport, film, television, performing arts and humanitarianism.

Nelson Mandela, Bonang Matheba, Connie Ferguson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and many more have been penned down as the inaugural class of stars.

Every year, the public will be asked to nominate their favourite personalities who will then be selected by a panel of judges and will then be immortalised on the walk.

See below for a complete list of this year's inductees.

South African Class of Inaugural Inductees:

Recording: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Theatre/Live: Performance Joe Mafela

Sport: Lucas Radebe

Recording: Hugh Masekela

Meritorious: Imtiaz Sooliman

Television: Rolene Strauss

Sport: Francois Pienaar

Recording: Oscar Mdlongwa aka Oskido

Sport: AB De Villiers

Television: Connie Ferguson

Meritorious: Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada, and George Bizos

Theatre/Live: Performance Sello Maake KaNcube

Recording: Jonathan Butler

Sport: Gary Player

Recording: Chicco Twala

Film: Leon Schuster

Sport: Dr Ali Bacher

Meritorious: Patrice Motsepe

Recording: Lerato Molapo aka Lira

Film: Terry Pheto

Television: Siyabonga Twala

Sport: Caster Semenya

Television: Bonang Matheba

Recording: Johnny Clegg

Meritorious: Desmond Tutu

African Class of Inaugural Inductees

Recording: Oliver Mtukudzi

Film: Lupita Nyong’o

Recording: Sade Aku

Television: Alek Wek

Film: Genevieve Nnaji

Recording: Salief Keita

Sport: Drogba Didier

Frontline Member-states Champions: Kenneth Kaunda, Robert Mugabe, Joachim Chissano, Quett Masire, San Nujoma, Samora Machel, Julius Nyerere and Kamuzu Banda.

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