- Colbert Mukwevho is known for his reggae hits and activism against HIV and women abuse
- He has received an honorary PhD degree from the University of Venda
- Social media has been awash with congratulations to him
Famous reggae artiste Colbert Mukwevho has been awarded an honorary PhD degree in the Arts and Social Sciences by the University of Venda.
The artiste shared a photo taken during the auspicious occasion today on his Instagram page, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Daily Sun quoted the university's spokesperson, Takalani Dzaga, who said Mukwevho's music "is at the forefront in the upliftment of languages, culture and tradition of the Vhavenda people."
Through his music, 52-year-old Mukwevho has established a reputation for being an activist against HIV and the abuse of women.
He began his music career in 1975 and boasts over 200 songs and 20 albums to his name.
Social media is awash with congratulations to the legendary artiste. One fan, Morris Mukovhe, wrote:
What a well deserved recognition of this giant! I remember watching you in person over 25 years ago in Mapate Village during a Black Leopards vs Mapate Silver Stars game! You are a Hero!
More fans have also sent him their best wishes on Twitter.
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