- Johnny Clegg had many hits throughout his illustrious 40-year music career
- Briefly asked its audience on social media platforms to choose their favourite Johnny Clegg song
- Mzansi was divided as there were just too many good songs to choose from
Johnny Clegg was a multi-talented renaissance man who boasted many hits from throughout his extensive 40-year music career.
Briefly.co.za posed a question on social media asking our followers to list their favourite Johnny Clegg song and why. And this is what some had to say.
It was a tight squeeze between Johnny Clegg's popular songs. From Impi, Asimbonanga, Scatterlings of Africa, The Crossing, Great Heart and Cruel Crazy Beautiful World.
1. Scatterlings of Africa
Social media users listed a few of the songs and then realised that all of Clegg's songs were great. Here are a few comments from Facebook:
Michael Adegboye: "All his songs were great. The man is a legend."
Mandla Mncube: "This man was more Zulu than me and more South African than many who claim that they love this country. RIP o bani be ka thintha amabhubhezi.... impi!"
Anele Zizi Cebisa: "I think we need more of such people who make us one South Africans, he is those people who makes me believe there's no such thing of hate someone for the colour of his skin he inspires me I like his song that talks about South Africa."
Khiba Mbuti: "Great Heart - I think everybody is searching for a great heart for better world."
Maria Olivier: "All of his songs!!!"
2. Great Heart
Another fan, Felicity Gouws wrote: "All his songs were great❤"
Hazel Mkhonto said:"Scatterings of Africa... Walima amabele imvula kayikho..."
3. The Crossing
4. Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World
Earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that even in his death, SA music legend, Johnny Clegg, is still uniting South Africans, as they flood social media platforms to convey heartfelt condolences to the family of 'the White Zulu’.
They also shared wonderful memories of the renowned and accomplished musician. Clegg’s manager, Roddy Quin, told TshisaLive that the star died of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday afternoon. He was diagnosed in 2015 and had tried to fight the disease since, which he did until the very end.
Politicians and entertainment industry colleagues shared their tributes too and chose to remember him as the unifying voice that brought South Africa together. Quin related how even Clegg was often arrested by apartheid police for his association with black people.
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