Steve Kekana Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Albums, Net Worth & Death


Steve Kekana (born 4 August 1958) was a South African singer and songwriter who lost his sight at the young age of five.

Steve Kekana

Steve Kekana Age

He was born on 4 August 1958 in Zebediela, Transvaal, South Africa. Kekana was 62 years old and died on the 1st of July 2021.

Steve Kekana Education

Kekana lost his sight at age five, and attended a school for the blind in Pietersburg. During the school years, he nurtured his love for singing, and became a member of amateur groups during the teenage years.

Steve Kekana is a university graduate with B Juris and LLB degrees. He is an Advocate and a lecturer in Labour Law at the University of South Africa.

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Steve Kekana Wife

The “Take Your Love” hit maker was married to Ntsiki Kekana. The couple was locked in a fierce wrangle over a divorce settlement and Kekana moved out of their Johannesburg house over alleged ill-treatment by the wife in 2014.

According to the Sowetan, Kekana is said to have cheated on Ntsiki with three women, at one reportedly bringing home one of his mistresses.

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Steve Kekana Career

In 1979 and 1980, Kekana won what was then known as the SABC Black Music Award for best male vocalist. Kekana’s Raising My Family was a big hit in Europe in 1980. In total, Kekana has recorded more than forty albums.

His songs “The Bushman” and “Feel So Strong” (featuring Hotline) were hits on the Springbok Radio Chart (the semi-official South African chart of the time) reaching number 13 and number 6 in 1982 and 1983 respectively.

He has worked with the likes of Ray Phiri, Nana Coyote, Joe Nina and Hotline featuring PJ Poe.

Steve Kekana Albums

Year Title Label (original issue)
1977 Steve Kekana His Master’s Voice
1979 Nomsa Ntombi Yami His Master’s Voice
1979 Mokhotse Oa Hao EMI
1980 Umenziwa Akakhalelwa EMI
1980 Iphupho EMI
1980 Thapelo EMI
1981 Isiko Lwabe Suthu Bullet
1981 Raising My Family EMI
1981 Kodua Ea Maseru EMI
1982 Ifuqe Mntanami (Push) Steve Kekana
1982 Not Going Back CCP Record Company
1982 Hare Khumameng Gallo Record Company
1982 Amandla Amasha Gallo Record Company
1983 Alone in The Desert Steve Records
1984 Yintle Lento Steve Records
1985 Third Time Lucky CBS / Steve Records
1986 Ngiyadlisa Steve Kekana
1985 Siwelele Gallo Record Company
1986 Love Triangle Steve Kekana
1986 Bull Dozer Steve Kekana
1987 Sebabatso Steve Kekana
1987 Lindani Gallo Record Company
1988 Makhombo Steve Kekana
1988 I Shall Be Released EMI
1989 Faith, Love and Respect EMI
1996 Usafira Cool Spot Productions
2001 Icilongo Cool Spot Music
2003 African Lady Sony Music
2009 Ha Ke Le Tje EMI / CCP Record Company
2009 Isithombe Sami EMI / CCP Record Company
2014 Risen Next Music
2018 Ubuntu Sold Out Music

Steve Kekana Net Worth

Kekana had an estimated net worth of $1 million which he earned from his successful career.


Period Honour / Award
1978-date Received more than 70 Golden Disc Awards
1980 The Best Male Vocalist Award (Radio Zulu)
1984 The Four Outstanding Young South African (FOYSA) Award
1985 The Ten Outstanding Young People of the World (TOYP) Award
1986 The OKTV award
2010 Mama Bheka Community Awards
2018 SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award (SAMA 24)


Legendary musician Steve Kekana has died at the age of 63.

The Take Your Love musician died early on Thursday morning according to his manager Xolani Majozi.

“Yes it’s true, Ntate Steve Kekana is no more. He died in the early hours of this morning and we are waiting for more details from the family,” Majozi said.

“I spoke to his wife and she confirmed that he’s no more. He was fine the last time I spoke to him. I spoke to him last week over the phone and we were having an event around him but had to cancel due to the latest lockdown regulations


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