The Editor of YOU has published an official apology after the magazine’s latest cover story caused a stir online

Renée Zellweger reacts to social media storm over her face and says she's glad people think she looks different

Miriam Makeba honoured at MTV Awards

2010-12-12 20:39
 

Lagos - South African anti-apartheid icon Miriam Makeba was posthumously honoured at the MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday, after a career at the pinnacle of the continent's musical scene, organisers said.

Known as "Mama Africa", the Grammy-winning Makeba was the musical voice of the fight against apartheid rule.

"Makeba is a true legend and rightly celebrated throughout the world for her beautiful voice, fighting spirit and pioneering interpretation of African music," said Alex Okosi, managing director of MTV Networks Africa.

Makeba, who died aged 76 in November 2008 after a performance in Italy, is famed for hits such as Pata Pata and The Click Song.

She won a Grammy award for Best Folk Recording with US singer Harry Belafonte in 1965. But her music was outlawed after she appeared in an anti-apartheid film.

The awards ceremony in Nigeria's commercial capital featured American rapper Rick Ross, as well as a host of top African artists including Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa's Teargas and Kenya's P-Unit.

Hosted by US hip-hop artist and actress Eve, the event is into its third year and also saw performances from leading Nigerian artists D-Banji and Banky-W.

- SAPA

Read more on:    mtv  |  miriam makeba  |  nigeria  |  music
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Novelist John Grisham says the US is handing out unduly harsh prison sentences for child porn offences to men who probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons". Read More »

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.