Miriam Makeba Biography
Birthday: March 4, 1932 (Pisces)
Born In: Johannesburg, South Africa
Zenzile Miriam Makeba was a famous South African musician, actor and a keen civil rights activist, who was named United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Also known by her nickname Mama Africa, she is the person who took African traditional music sounds to the world stage and performed in many countries around the globe, achieving magnum success while. She was strongly against white supremacy which was very much apparent in South Africa during 60s and 70s and spoke in favour of the anti-apartheid movements all through her life, until things got a lot better in the 90s. Finding her musical voice while going through a very rough childhood wasn’t easy but Miriam showed traits of a true artist. She grew out of her disabilities and her ‘no excuses’ attitude placed her among the best musicians to come out of Africa. She bagged a Grammy award for her album ‘An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba’ and is regularly credited with making afro-pop a thing to look out for in America, which basically is a music form that combines African Zulu with modern music sounds.