South African music legend Steve Kekana has died at the age of 62 due to Covid-19-related complications.
Kekana lost his eyesight at the age of five. He worked with famous musicians like PJ Powers, Ray Phiri and Joe Nina. The legendary musician recorded more than forty albums.
His songs “The Bushman” and “Feel So Strong” (featuring Hotline) were hits on the Springbok Radio Chart, the semi-official South African chart of the time.
Kekana was a university graduate with B Juris and LLB degrees. He was an Advocate and a lecturer in Labour Law at the University of South Africa.
His manager Xolani Majozi confirmed Kekana died on Thursday morning after he was rushed to hospital. “He had a short illness because in the past four days he was fine. I am told by his wife that he tested positive for Covid before he was admitted to the hospital,” said Majozi.
Kekana was born Tebogo Steve Kekana in Zebediela, Limpopo. He attended a school for the blind in the then Pietersburg, where he developed his passion for music.
“He is one of those artistes who had the talent of crossing over from one genre of music to another without a problem.”
Kekana collected several awards during his career, including the Sabc Black Music Award for best male vocalist. — Online.