A Living Legend
Bona|April 2017

Music icon Keoagile Gerald Makhene (61), popularly known as Blondie, talks to Fundiswa Nkwanyana about his career.

Fundiswa Nkwanyana

I’m a Soweto-born and raised singer, producer and  composer.

Growing up, I looked up to American musicians and was popular for singing renditions of their songs. As I grew older, I did not want to be remembered as the singer who could do the best rendition of Michael Jackson. I wanted to be remembered for originality and black consciousness, so I had to find a way to speak out against the apartheid government.

I started singing struggle songs.

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