Miriam Makeba (1932–2008)


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Miriam Makeba was born on March 4, 1932 as Zensile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufnu Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi. She was an actress and composer, known for Transamerica (2005), Sarafina! (1992) and ... See full bio »

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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Transamerica Soundtrack
(2005)
Sarafina! Angelina
(1992)
Bobby Soundtrack
(2006)
The Deal Soundtrack
(2008)

Filmography

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 1992 Sarafina!
Angelina
 1983 Amok
Joséphine Sempala
 1962 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Folk Singer
- Episode #15.32 (1962) ... Folk Singer
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Other Works:

Album: "Miriam Makeba" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Spouse:

Stokely Carmichael  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Bongi Makeba Lee

Parents:

Makeba, Caewell | Makeba, Christina

Relatives:

Nelson Lumumba Lee (grandchild) | See more »
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Trivia:

Her real name, as she clarifies in the 29 February 1960 issue of Time magazine is: Zensile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufnu Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi. "The reason for its length, " Ms. Makeba writes, "is that every child takes the first name of all... See more »

Nickname:

Mama Africa

Star Sign:

Pisces

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