Zimasile Ngqawana affectionately known as ‘Zim’ is a multiple award winning artist, born and bread in South Africa. He was a multi-instrumentalist, proficient on horns of all kinds (alto, tenor and baritone sax), flute, piccolo, harmonica, bells and whistles as well as melodica and piano. His music was avante-garde, transcendent and dreamy, inspiring to all lovers of music. Lala ngokuthula, Tata.
This Jozi brother, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, the pianist, composer and producer, one of the brightest hopes for a renaissance of South Africa’s jazz culture. During the 1990s, his synthesis of African and western idioms, both traditional and contemporary, offered a brave new vision of the Rainbow Nation. Love and peace. Thank you for the music.
South African,Tatu Archie Mafeje, Member of the Society of Young Africa, political activist, Director of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Namibia, Author, Member of CODESRIA and Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Development. They try to hide your greatness from us, but we will always find you. To wisdom and the truth. Lala ngoxolo Tata.
Mama, i salute you, your power, your grace. YOU carried the nation during Mandela’s incarceration, you kept him alive. All love to you Mam Winnie, you showed me strength, fearlessness directly in the face of danger, relentlessness, and light in the darkest hour. All love!
Afrikan activist again Apartheid and segregation, Grammy Award winning, song bird, Mama Afrika. Thank you for giving African a voice, and how melodious is was, and forever will be. R.I.P Your Highness.
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900–1978) was a leading activist during Nigerian women’s anti-colonial struggles. This is Fela’s mom. The greatness. We give thanks.
Maya Angelou. The 1st poet who ever moved. As i child i knew that there was more to the feelings the she stirred inside of my. Enkosi Mama, live long!!
Salute to amazing African American author, Mam Toni Morrison. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. We thank you for the wisdom, and for the truth.
Viva! Leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe. We love you tata and will never forget u.
R.I.P to the legend. African American poet, playwright, dramatist and novelist. Thank you for the enlightenment.
Remember a young Tsietsi Mashini, and all the other revolutionary fighters. For the oppresion!
Remember the Black Panthers. Always be ready, to fight for your dignity. Fight for your freedom!
Remember Harriet Tubman. Woman. Fighter. Liberator.
Remember Chinua Achebe. Thank you for the enlightenment.
Remember Fela Kuti. Thank u for the truth! Thank you for the “underground spiritual games”
Remember Bantu Biko! Remember black consciousness. “I Write What I Like”.
African Revolutionary, Aime Cesaire . Writer. Activist. Black consciousness…
Remember Che Guevera and Fifel Castro. Fight for you land, and for your freedom till the very end.
South African revolutionary writer or “Cooking The Rice Inside The Pot”.
Remember African writer and filmmaker. Ousmane Sembène’s 1960 “God’s Bits of Wood” , an African revolutionary novel…
Ghana’s Yaa Asantewaa (The Warrior Queen) who confronted British colonialism. She led and fought many battles for the Asante tribe. When the King was captured and the Golden stool demanded by the British, a secret meeting was held by the Asantes and this is what she said:
“Now I see that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our king. If it [was] in the brave days of Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye, and Opoku Ware, chiefs would not sit down to see their king to be taken away without firing a shot. No European could have dared speak to chiefs of Asante in the way the governor spoke to you this morning. Is it true that the bravery of Asante is no more? I cannot believe it. It cannot be! I must say this: if you, the men of Asante, will not go forward, then we will. We, the women, will. I shall call upon my fellow women. We will fight! We will fight till the last of us falls in the battlefields.”
Remember to remember your true Self…
Remember our peoples struggle. Remember your power.
Lets all aspire to be awake and present black women. Remember Mam Assata, wherever you are.
Marcus Garvey. Black Star!!
Remember Idi, and his unshaken supremacy.
The melanin in us.
God bless Mama Busi Mhlongo. Thank u for the deep, spiritual, underground beats.