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2006-10-23 16:58
Lebo Mathosa was born near Daveyton in 1977. When she was 14 her family moved to Johannesburg. It was perhaps that move that led her to being introduced to SA and the world. Soon after arriving in Jo’burg she joined the group Boom Shaka.

With the sexy dance moves of front vocalist Lebo, and collaboration from the rest of the group Thembi Seete, Theo Nhlengethwa and Junior Sokhela, Boom Shaka became a multi-Platinum success story. After six years of enjoying Boom Shaka success, Lebo released her first solo album, Dream. With Dream, Mathosa won Best Dance Album, Best Dance Single for the song “Intro” and Best Female Vocalist at the South African Music Awards in 2001. In one interview, Mathosa described her solo material as “a mixture of everything, which is African rhythms and house beats and a little bit of R&B and pop in it.” It was a winning formula for Mathosa who released three successful solo albums, Dream, Drama Queen and Lioness - which we reviewed a while back. When she wasn’t performing, Mathosa was busy with her acting career on TV and most recently on the big screen in the movie Soldiers of the Rock.

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News24's report on her death

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It’s when a person dies that people think hardest about their achievements, and it’s no different with Lebo Mathosa. Her manager confirmed her death Monday morning October 23rd, and messages of condolences from government leaders and celebrities have been pouring in.
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