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Over the years, a number of formidable musicians have paid tribute to the late, great Winnie Madikizela-Mandela through song. Some of these musicians include Thandiswa Mazwai, Jennifer Hudson, Carlene Davis, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Simphiwe Dana, Letta Mbuli, Rhapsody and Lira. This documentary is about the impact of these songs. The social actors reflect on Winnie’s legacy and how her llustrious career as a freedom fighter has been celebrated through song. The social actors unpack how music has always been used by South African artists to resist oppression, assert black equality and heal the nation from the traumas of the past. One of the songs that features prominently in “Celebrating Herstory Through Song” is Thandiswa Mazwai’s iconic “Nizalwa Ngobani”. Mazwai proclaims that Madikizela-Mandela is a ‘hero amongst heroes’. The poignant lyrics of the “Nizalwa Ngobani” bear testament to the deep love and respect that Thandiswa and many other musicians, have for Winnie.

ReleaseMarch 25, 2022
DirectorSihle Hlophe
ProducerSihle Hlophe