Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008) was not only a singer with a remarkable voice, but a humanitarian who fearlessly spoke her mind and never let even personal traumatic events get in her way of fighting for the rights of the oppressed. She is known to millions all over the world as “Mama Africa”. Miriam Makeba is a singing legend and is someone who embodied everything good about the continent of Africa. She was stately, beautiful and had a strong personality. She is best known for her wonderful singing voice – once you have heard her singing, you will never forget her again. Internationally, the song that she is remembered for is “Pata Pata”, but in South Africa her most loved song is “The Click Song”.

Rest In Peace Mama Africa.


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  • She will be deeply missed…

  • Patrice Floy

    I was sooo in awe when I heard. She’s one of those Icons you think will live forever! it should receive more news coverage!

  • Yes, she was an inspiration to me. I was deeply saddened when I heard of her passing. But look at her smile…how her face just comes alive. I always loved that about her. That will stay with me always.

  • Odon Winkel

    Mama Africa Miriam Makeba
    I love you so much
    Ndihamba Nawe

  • ceecee

    Rest in peace Mama Africa. Although she will be missed, she lived a full life and that makes it a little easier.