Mandela Day: 5 Songs That Literally Defined What Nelson Mandela Fought For

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Mandela Day: 5 Songs That Literally Defines What Nelson Mandela Fought For
Annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on the date of his birthday, July 18, is upon us again!

Mandela Day, serves as a day to celebrate the legacy of late anti-apartheid activist, and also former President of South Africa (10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999), Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013).

Mandela Day was declared by the United Nations in November, 2009, to be celebrated each year on the 18th of July.

In order to celebrate and salute Nelson Mandela, we at, have compiled a playlist consisting of one hit song each, from some of South Africa’s Legendary artists like; Johnny Clegg, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Brenda Fassie, Steve Kekana, and Lucky Dube.

Each of this song except Asimbinaga by Johnny Clegg & Savuka, which was dedicated to Nelson Mandela; gives an insight of the what Mandela fought for i.e; Love, Equality, Joy …Whatever positive thing you can think of.

Listen and enjoy our Mandela Day playlist below.
  1. Asimbonanga (Mandela) Johnny Clegg & Savuka 4:49
  2. Vuli Ndlela Brenda Fassie 4:26
  3. Umqombothi Yvonne Chaka Chaka 4:54
  4. Raising My Family Steve Kekana 3:50
  5. Different Colours Lucky Dube 4:10
Oghene Michael

Oghene Michael

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