South Africa: Africa’s pioneer Jazz Musician Hugh Masekela remembered on anniversary of his death


Hugh Masekela died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Johannesburg on 23 January 2018. Fans of the musical icon remembered him on social media today.


“My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are,”

— Hugh Masekela

Artwork by: McDonald Musimuko (@BLACKGO29308704)

— #Njelele (@angiechuma) January 23, 2020

fans took the time to tribute the Neria hit-maker.

It was on this day last year that one of Africa’s music 🎼 🎶 giants, Oliver Mtukudzi, passed on to join the immortals. Same day the previous year another African music icon, Bra Hugh Masekela also departed. They had a global appeal and impact

— somadodafikeni (@somadodafikeni) January 23, 2020

Tribute to Hugh Masekela.🇿🇦
Africa’s pioneer Jazz Musician.
May he continue Resting with the Angels 🙏

— Chris Adede🇰🇪 (@CAdede) January 23, 2020

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