Lebo Mathosa Biography
(South African Kwaito Singer and Member of the Popular Band ‘Boom Shaka’)
Birthday: July 16, 1977 (Cancer)
Born In: Daveyton or near Johannesburg, South Africa
Lebo Mathosa was a rising South African pop star who had captivated numerous fans with her powerful voice and provocative dance style for over a decade before her untimely death in a car crash. Known for her dyed blonde hair and daring onstage outfits, she was often compared to anti-apartheid Afropop singer Brenda Fassie, who was her idol and mentor. She initially gained recognition for her involvements with the kwaito music group 'Boom Shaka' and later established herself as a solo artist. She received several honors at 'South African Music Awards' for her debut album 'Dream' and her second album 'Drama Queen', while her third album was nominated at UK's 'Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards'. She was internationally known and performed with a bunch of Black artists like Keith Sweat, P Diddy, and 2face Idiba. She was also an activist who participated in AIDS awareness campaigns and fought for women rights issues. She was portrayed by Keabetswe 'KB' Motsinyalane in the recent BET Africa Network biographical miniseries 'Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story'.