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Miriam Makeba
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Vocalist
    (March 4, 1932-November 10, 2008)
    Famous songs include 'The Click Song' and 'Pata Pata'
    Nicknamed 'The Empress of African Song' and 'Mama Africa'
    She had her first child before age 20.
    In 1959, she was exiled from South Africa after starring in an anti-apartheid movie.
    She married 5 times.
    One husband was Black Panther Stokeley Carmichael.
    Her marriage to Carmichael led to the cancellation of her American record contract and her fleeing to Guinea in the 1970s.
    She helped bring attention to South Africa's apartheid policy.
    Harry Belafonte helped her to emigrate to the United States.
    She and Belafonte won the 1966 Grammy for 'Best Folk Recording.'
    The Brazilian soccer team adopted her version of the hit 'Mais Que Nada' as their song for the 1966 World Cup and use it as their theme to this day.
    She survived a plane crash and bout with breast cancer.
    In 1990, she was persuaded by Nelson Mandela to return to South Africa after a 31 year absence.

Credit: Black Chic


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 51 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 81.25% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 33 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 51 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 65 Votes: 58.46% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 134 Votes: 53.73% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 39 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
 
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