South African singer, born 23. August 1942 and raised in Soweto.
Already as a teenager she toured as part of the [b]King Kong musical[/b] ensemble but left for the USA in the sixties due to the political environment back home, teaming up with [a=Harry Belafonte] and [a=Cannonball Adderley]. Her voice can also be heard on the soundtrack of the successful TV series "Roots".
Married to [a=Caiphus Semenya], she returned to South Africa after 26 years of self-imposed exile.