South African sexy singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been rewarded with a World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Crystal Award for artists who use their talents to improve the state of the world, reports from Johannesburg said this week.
Chaka Chaka, who took South Africa and the African continent by storm in the 80s and 90s with her hit songs such as Thank You Mr DJ, Umqomboti, Motherland, has used her powerful influence and artistic status to promote literacy among women, as well as the rights of African women and children.
Chaka Chaka owns a charity called the Princess of Africa Foundation, and is also the United Nations goodwill ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria campaign. She is said to have campaigned extensively for medication and bednets to help end malaria on the continent.
The musician has clearly understood her opportunities to do good and the access her powerful voice allows, through both song and conversation, to reach and influence those who can act, reports said.
She is expected to perform at the Moretele Park Tribute Concert on 30 August 2014 in the South African capital Pretoria.
Congratulations Mama Yvonne!
(From JT Communications FB, final editing by IS da Silva)
Photo. South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Credit: FB/JT Comms