Interesting facts about Johnny Clegg

Interesting facts about Johnny Clegg

We remember Johnny Clegg on what would have been his birthday with these interesting facts. 

Johnny Clegg
Johnny Clegg

The great Johnny Clegg would have celebrated his 70th birthday today.

The star was born on 7 June 1953. 

He sadly passed away on 16 July 2019. 

Johnny played a big role in uniting Africans and was an iconic figure in the fight against apartheid. 

READ: Johnny Clegg's memorable performances with his son

His music was not only entertaining, but it transformed lives. 

The singer, songwriter, and anthropologist grew up in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa. 

Below are interesting facts about him: 

- Johnny Clegg has sold over five-million albums. 

- He was known all over the world. 

- His book, 'Scatterling of Africa: My Early Years', was nominated for the most prestigious literary award in South Africa. 

- He received a Honourary Doctorate in Music from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013.

- He also earned a slate of international awards, including the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) by the French Government and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA. 

- In 2012, the South African government awarded him the Order of Ikhamang (Silver). 

READ: Johnny Clegg's autobiography nominated for an award

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