Blondie Makhene Biography
Blondie Makhene born Keoagile Gerald Makhene, is a South African Veteran singer. He was born on 16 September 1955. He is from Soweto, South Africa.
Blondie Makhene Age
He was born on 16 September 1955. He is 63 years old as of 2018.
Blondie Makhene’s Family
Makene has three children; Pauline, Letoya and Gontse, who is the youngest daughter. Gontse is the younger sister of Generations: The Legacy actress Letoya who plays the role of Tshidi, who also took to social media in 2015 when her sister went missing, in a desperate attempt to find her. Almost two years later, her family is still desperately searching for her.
Gontse had been missing since 2015. Gontse was living in an abandoned building on End Street, in downtown Joburg last year before she moved to Germiston.
Blondie Makhene Albums
He has one album that was released in 2014 and has the following track list.
- Ilanga Lokufa
- Sthandwa Sami
- Kujabul’ Amadlozi
- Zubara Yenda (feat. Letoya)
- Shoba Labangoma
- Ndafa Ndaroba
- Kenna Yo Morena
Blondie Makhene Song List |Blondie Makhene All Songs
- Spreading Love
- Ntate Modise
- Baby I’m Missing You
- When I’m in Your Arms
- Skhanda Mayeza
- Kajeno Ke Mokete
- Thabana Morena
- Pekwa Pekwa
- Thibela Nja Tseo
- Abuli Yole
- Inside Out
- Vamos a Bailar
- Mosadi Wa Ka
Blondie Makhene Struggle Songs
- Amaqabane Too Many People
- Ntate Modise Sa 1990 African Zulu Funk Bayou Funk
- Mandela Uthhayihlome
- Slovo No Tambo
- Lomhlaba Siwugezile
- Woza Woza Anc
Blondie Makhene & Amaqabane – Too Many People
Blondie Makhene NEWS
BLONDIE MAKHENE ‘BLOWN AWAY’ AS SA MUSICIANS TO GET NEEDLE TIME ROYALTIES
Legendary musician Blondie Makhene (63) says he was blown away after he heard the news that Mzansi artists are going to be paid their needle time royalties – that is money for airplay of their songs.
“Although I’m not a recipient, I’m happy that I was part of the movement that fought for their children and generation to come in the music industry,” said Makhene.
Independent Music Performance Rights Association (IMPRA) will be paying needle time royalties to the songwriters, performing artists and producers for the first time in South African music history.
IMPRA, which has received 75% of R22 million budget from the SABC, has reached a historic milestone on behalf of its members.
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It is a non-profit organisation and a licensor to third parties for collection and distribution of broadcast performing rights in sound recordings.
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, IMPRA’s president Dodo Monamodi and SABC’s spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago during a TV interview recently made an announcement on the payable needle time royalties to the collecting society, IMPRA.
Monamodi says they have found that most royalties were being handed over to the producers, with the thinking that the producers were then paying the artists, which wasn’t the case.
“This is why we came together to register IMPRA to represent the performers and the producers in making sure there are equity and an equal sharing of the royalties.”
Mthethwa confirmed that the long overdue payments are now available in the coffers of IMPRA. He further committed to put pressure on IMPRA in making sure that there are no delays in paying the needle time royalties to the beneficiaries.
For the longest time, South Africa artists have died as paupers. Mthethwa reiterated that this narrative must “change for the better of the lives of our people in our new and young democracy.”
All the artists and producers from the independent record labels including Kalawa Jazmee, Soulistic Music, Afrotainment, among others, are going to benefit.
However, the payment will be for songs played by the public broadcaster across its 18 radio stations for only the period 2014/15.