Johnny Clegg to be honoured by Mzansi artists in online concert

Johnny Clegg to be honoured by Mzansi artists in online concert

- Mzansi artists will celebrate the life of Johnny Clegg with a virtual concert on 31 July

- The event was planned to be live but because of the Covid-19 pandemic it has now been moved to online platforms

- Artists such as Johnny's son Jesse, the Soweto Gospel Choir and freshly Ground lead singer Zolani Mahola will be performing during the concert

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South African and international artists will honour legendary muso Johnny Clegg with a virtual concert at the end of this month.

The concert was originally planned to be a live event but it was later moved to online platforms due to the current lockdown sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event, which can be streamed from anywhere in the world, will celebrate the Ibhola Lethu hitmaker's life and legacy in music one year after his passing.

Freshly Ground lead singer Zolani Mahola, Majozi, Johnny’s son Jesse, Sipho Mchunu and the Soweto Gospel Choir are some of the artists who will perform during the event on 31 July.

According to TshisaLIVE, Jesse told Newzroom Afrika that the past year has been challenging as the family still grieves his father's death.

“The last 12 months have been all about learning to adapt to a new dynamic. My family has gone through an incredibly difficult time, grieving and learning to cope with this loss.”
Johnny Clegg to be honoured by Mzansi artists in online concert
Jesse has confirmed that his father Johnny Clegg will be honoured by Mzansi artists in an online concert. Image: @jesseclegg
Source: Instagram

Jesse said he is happy that many people still believe in Johnny’s message of love and unity.

“The one thing that gives me hope, pride and joy is the fact that there are still so many people who believe in my dad’s message and respect him, and who see his life as a beacon of what we can achieve as a people and as a country.”

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In other news, reported that K.O has joined the list of South African stars who have been doing their bit to take care of the needy amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Supa Dupa hitmaker has donated food parcels to a community charity organisation based in Pimville, Zone 6 in Soweto. The organisation feeds over 200 kids on a weekly bases.

K.O's good deed was sparked by one of the scheme's members who voted for him to win his South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations. After voting, the fan tweeted Mr Cash Time asking him to donate food to the organisation.

The rapper, who loved the initiative, did not waste any time and provided the much-needed groceries to the charity organisation.

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