the legacy stories

Yvonne Chaka Chaka​

In 1981 Yvonne Chaka Chaka made history by being the first ever black child to appear on South African television. Four years later, when she was just nineteen years old, Chaka Chaka earned the appellation of ‘the Princess of Africa.’ From this moment onwards she has expanded her creative capabilities by being not only a musician but a record producer and actress. As the demand for her music intensified her travels furthered across the African continent and across the rest of the world. She is acknowledged as a world-class performer defined by creativity and outstanding showmanship. Alongside her musical career Chaka Chaka has managed to become one of the leading advocates for social change. She served as the first ambassador for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign which hopes to raise global awareness on the plight of HIV/AIDS in African countries. As a result of for her humanitarian work Chaka Chaka was honoured with the Black Entertainment Television (BET) International Global Good Power Award in June of 2017. Chaka Chaka continues to record music for her fans while remaining active in her quest for social change.
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