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 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.
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.
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|
|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|
|1985||Siwelele||Gallo Record Company|
|1986||Love Triangle||Steve Kekana|
|1986||Bull Dozer||Steve Kekana|
|1987||Lindani||Gallo Record Company|
|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|
|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