Remembering Lebo Mathosa 10 years later

Ten years after her tragic passing, Lebo Mathosa is still remembered as one of the most important voices in South Africa's music history.

Mathosa passed away in a motor accident on 23 October 2006, at a time when she was making her name for herself on the international music stage.

She was really sweet, kind of shy, by very very friendly

Marang Setshwaelo, Co-owner of Dreamcatcher

From her days as the lead singer of the group Boom Shaka, to her eventual venturing as a solo artist, Mathosa was known for her exuberant on-stage personality.

Speaking to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, Dreamcather co-owner Marang Setshwaelo says that Mathosa remained a very friendly and approachable person, despite her fame.

On stage, she was just a dynamo, something you've never seen before

Marang Setshwaelo, Co-owner of Dreamcatcher

Setshwaelo, who worked very closely with Mathosa, says that her performances were consistently of the highest order.

The quality of her performances and her music led her to being put alongside Brenda Fassie as one of the country's groundbreaking musicians.

After she passed away and we were packing away her stuff, we found so many music books with songs that we'll never hear

Marang Sethwaelo, Co-owner of Dreamcatcher

Setshwaelo says that Mathosa died at a time when she still had so much more music to share with the world.

Listen to the conversation below:

During the show, #NightTalk's listeners remembered Mathosa as one of the vanguards of South African popular music.

Watch below a video of one of Lebo Mathosa's popular hits "Ntozabantu":

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