Hugh Masekela Biography: Age, Songs, Awards & Death


Hugh Masekela whose full name is Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer.

He was born on 4th April 1939 in Witbank, South Africa and started singing and playing the piano at the young age of 14.

Hugh Masekela photo

Hugh Masekela Death

The popular entertainer died on the early morning of 23 January 2018 from prostate cancer at the age of 78 in Johannesburg.

Hugh Masekela Songs

  1. Stimela
  2. Grazing in the Grass
  3. Bring Him Back Home
  4. Chileshe
  5. Coal Train
  6. Languta
  7. Bajabula Bonke
  8. Nomali
  9. Ibala Lam
  10. Thuma Mina
  11. The Boy’s Doin’ It
  12. Uptownship
  13. African Secret Society
  14. Abangoma
  15. Ha Lese Le Di Khanna
  16. Khauleza
  17. Old People, Old Folks
  18. Thimlela
  19. Makoti
  20. Ha Le Se
  21. Thanayi
  22. Song of Love
  23. Soweto Blues
  24. Mace and Grenades
  25. Sechaba
  26. Been Such a Long Time Going
  27. Mbombela
  28. Heaven in You
  29. The Joke of Life
  30. Bo Masekela
  31. Mamoriri
  32. No Woman No Cry

Hugh Masekela Awards

  • 2010: Order of Ikhamanga during the South African National Orders Ceremony
  • 2007: African Music Legend Award at the Ghana Music Awards
  • 2005: Lifetime Achievement Award during Channel O Music Video Award
  • 2002: International Award of the year during the BBC Radio Jazz Awards

Hugh Masekela Video


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