Oskido Pays Homage To Two Late Unforgettable Legends Of Music – Masekela died at the age of 78 in a Johannesburg hospital on 23 January 2018.
He had been battling prostate cancer since 2008.
Masekela, or Bra Hugh, as he was affectionately known, was a celebrated world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and jazz singer.
To commemorate the first anniversary since his passing, the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation rededicates itself to lift his legacy even higher and to ensure his commitment was not in vain.
In its official statement, the foundation remembers Masekela as a man who loved the sound of laughter, remains a world-renowned artist, a cultural warrior and a beloved son of the African Continent and the Soil of his first love, South Africa.
Oliver Mtukudzi, whose singing and guitar playing harnessed influences from across Southern Africa to create the most popular musical style in Zimbabwe, died on Jan. 23 in Harare, the nation’s capital. He was 66.
The cause was heart failure related to diabetes, said Damon Forbes, a record executive and promoter who had worked with Mr. Mtukudzi for more than 20 years.