Following the success of the release of his single “Freedom is coming tomorrow” remix that featured some of Mzansi’s extremely talented musicians. Legendary Mbongeni Ngema is releasing a music video for his brand new single titled “Sophia”.
Mbongeni Ngema describes the song “Sophia” in the following context:
“as Women will never seize to titillate me. Sophia is a dramatic mythical character in my life. African women have this enormous gift of beauty. They marinate, mesmerize, and ignite your imagination. Sophia is my tribute to the beauty, warmth and tenacity of African women.” Says Mbongeni
The Vintage album is 25 track album composed by Mbongeni Ngema that will officially be released on the 6th of November 2020 on all music digital platforms. The legendary musician also shot a video for “Freedom Remix” which will also be released soon. The Vintage album is available for pre-order of all digital music platforms.
All his supporters are anticipating the official release of the album on the 6th of November 2020, the body of work consists of amazing sounds and African music elements Mbongeni Ngema is known for producing over decades.
Mbongeni Ngema is best known as the Writer of the internationally acclaimed and award-winning musical Sarafina, which was nominated for five Tony Awards, and later nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards. The musical won 11 NAACP Image Awards enjoyed a two-year run on Broadway, toured the US, Europe, Australia, and Japan and was later adapted into a feature film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo and Miriam Makeba.
Ngema has had a string of blockbusters that include his award-winning and internationally revered Woza Albert, Township Fever (1990), which travelled from the Market Theatre to the USA the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Majestic Theatre; Mama (1995), Asinamali (1996), Maria Maria (1997), The Zulu – the musical (1999), 1906 Bhambada The Freedom Fighter, The House of Shaka (2005) and The Lion of the East (2006).
Ngema prides himself on being from the lineage of the warriors Mbandama and Sigcwelegcwele kaMhlekehleke of the Ngema clan who led the Ingoba Makhosi regiment, a pivotal regiment that defeated the British armies at the Battle of Isandlwana in the Anglo-Zulu war, on 22 January 1879.
To add to the growing list of accolades, Ngema has recently been conferred with an honorary doctorate from the Good Shepherd College of Religion, Culture, and skills training. This prestige was in honour and recognition of Ngema’s service to South African music and on-going impact in the arts sector. Ngema was recently the recipient of a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him at the Naledi Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg in 2014.