Yvonne Chaka Chaka

World Music Singer

Yvonne Chaka Chaka was born in Dobsonville, Gauteng, South Africa on March 18th, 1965 and is the World Music Singer. At the age of 58, Yvonne Chaka Chaka biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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March 18, 1965
South Africa
Place of Birth
Dobsonville, Gauteng, South Africa
58 years old
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Yvonne Chaka Chaka Life

Yvonne Chaka Chaka (born Yvonne Machaka in 1965) is a nationally recognised South African musician, singer, actress, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and educator.

Chaka Chaka has been at the forefront of South African popular music for 27 years, appearing on Zimbabwe, Kenya, Gabon, Sierra Leone, and the Ivory Coast, with her nicknamed the "Princess of Africa" (a name she adopted after a 1990 tour).

Yvonne's fame was guaranteed thanks to songs such as "I'm Burning Up," "I Cry For Victory," "Motherland," "Motherland," and the ever-popular "Umqombothi" ("African Beer"), as well as "I Cry For Love" ("Motherland" ("I Cry For Change" ("African Beer."

In the first scene of the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda, the song "Umqombothi" was featured. In 1981, Yvonne, a young performer, was the first Black child to appear on South African television.

To name a few, Bono, Angelique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Youssou N'Dour, the crossover group Appassionante, Queen and South Africans Johnny Clegg, Miriam Makeba, and Hugh Masekela have all performed on stage.

Queen Elizabeth II, US President Bill Clinton, South African President Thabo Mbeki, and a slew of other world leaders have appeared. Yvonne is a champion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, as the United Nations MDG Envoy for Africa and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

She was chosen by Nelson Mandela as the first ambassador for his children's fund and has also established the Princess of Africa Foundation, the same name first given to her in Uganda.

The Princess of Africa Foundation is a sponsor of the ACTION global health advocacy alliance.

She was the first African woman to be honoured with the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in 2012. She teaches literacy part-time at the University of South Africa, serves on several boards of charitable foundations and NGOs, and sits on the board of the Johannesburg Tourism Company.


Yvonne Chaka Chaka Career

Life and career

Chaka Chaka was born in Soweto's Dobsonville. Chaka Chaka had a rough time growing up. Her father died when she was 11 years old, and her mother, a domestic helper, brought up three children on her meagre 40-per-month salary.

Chaka Chaka began performing at 19 in 1984, when Dephon Records' Phil Hollis discovered her in Johannesburg. I'm in Love With a DJ was her debut album. Chaka Chaka's reputation as a star on South Africa's burgeoning music scene was immediately assured by songs such as "I Burning Up," "I Cry for Freedom," "Motherland," "Motherland," "Motherland," and the ever-popular "Umqombothi."

Sangoma was released on Mercury Records in 1987. Its track was "Sangoma," "Come a Little Bit Nearer," "Private Lover," "Save Me," "Stimela" and "I'm Gonna Stop Loving You." Chaka Chaka's subsequent award-winning albums include Burning Up, Sangoma, Who's the Boss, Motherland, Be Proud to be African, Hello Mr. DJ, Who's Got the Money, Bombani (Tiko Rahini), Power of Afrika, Yvonne and Friends, and Kwenzenjani. Chaka Chaka has worked with many illustrious people, including Nelson Mandela (singing at his 85th birthday party), the Queen, and Oprah Winfrey.

"Mama Africa," Miriam Makeba described her baby, said "She's my baby." Chaka Chaka is Hugh Masekela's nickname. "My mad niece" is named Chaka Chaka. Dolly Rathebe and Dorothy Masuka's music on Chaka Chaka's album is "something that everyone should listen to."

Chaka Chaka said that when asked who she admired the most, she answered, "I love you most."

She says her favorite among the many world leaders she has encountered is mentor and father figure Nelson Mandela, who called her her his "dear daughter." "Madiba," as he is affectionately known, told Yvonne's music that helped him and others escape while imprisoned on Robben Island as prisoners.

He said,

Chaka Chaka Chaka has four children with her partner Tiny Mhinga. She holds a degree and diploma from the University of South Africa, one in adult education, and another in municipal government, leadership, and administration. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1997 and studied voice and drama at Trinity College, London.