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Mbongeni Ngema (b. 1955 - ) a South African writer, lyricist, composer and director was born in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal (near Durban). He started his career as a theatre backing guitarist.

He is married to actress Leleti Khumalo. Leleti who received a 1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for Sarafina; as well as starring as the leading role in South Africa's first Oscar-nominated film/move, Yesterday.

In some sectors of South African society, Ngema is considered a racist because… read more

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  • It must have been a "Local" who wrote that.....haha! Yes, its a big world.....And the tag "world" annoys me always, no matter what music is tagged!
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