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Date of Birth 4 April 1939Wilbank, South Africa
Birth NameHugh Ramapolo Masekela

Mini Bio (1)

Hugh Masekela was born on April 4, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa as Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. He has been married to Elinam Cofie since 1999. He was previously married to Miriam Makeba.

Spouse (2)

Elinam Cofie (1999 - present)
Miriam Makeba (1964 - 1966) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Was nominated for Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as Best Score (Musical), with music and lyrics collaborator Mbongeni Ngema, for "Sarafina!"
Father of Sal Masekela.

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