Claire Johnston (born 16 December 1967) is an South African musician and songwriter best known as the lead singer of the South African fusion band Mango Groove.
Claire Johnston Age
She was born on 16 December 1967 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Johnston is 54 years old as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on December 16th every year.
Claire Johnston Education
At the age of 17, she graduated from Greenside High School. She has a degree in English, Philosophy, and Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Claire Johnston Husband
Johnston used to be married to John Leyden, a co-founder of Mango Groove band.
Claire Johnston Career
She joined Mango Groove at age 17, and has since recorded six studio albums with the band, toured extensively, and released two solo albums. She has come to be recognised as a symbol of the Rainbow Nation, Desmond Tutu’s vision of a multicultural South Africa in the post-apartheid era.
Johnston was involved in the 1999 All-Africa Games, and in South Africa’s bid for the 2004 Summer Olympics. She sang the national anthem at the 1998, 2000, and 2001 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournaments. With Mango Groove, she has performed in London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Sydney. She regularly performs “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” at Springbok rugby union internationals.
Mango Groove’s most recent album, 2016’s Faces to the Sun, was four years in the making.
Claire Johnston Net Worth
Johnston has an estimated net worth of $300 000 which she has earned from her career as a musician.