[LISTEN] Power to the people! - PJ Powers on Soweto, drugs and rock'n'roll

She's one of South Africa's best-loved entertainers and after nearly 40 years in the industry PJ Powers is proving she's still a musical powerhouse.

The musician, affectionately known as 'Thandeka' ("loved one"), started making waves on the music scene in the 1980's and has earned herself legions of fans, both nationally and internationally, over the last 38 years.

When people say to me, what was the best day of my life, and I can remember clearly, it was 31st May 1982, and it was on that day, in that year, that I was given the name, 'Thandeka'.

PJ Powers "Thandeka", musician

Powers caught up with CapeTalk's Sara-Jayne King recently, and spoke very frankly about her music, her love for Soweto and her personal struggles with addiction.

In 2014 Powers released her memoir, 'Here I Am', with writer Marianne Thamm in which she went into detail about her battle with drugs and alcohol.

When I told my story, I wanted to be totally on honest. People come up to me at book readings and say the book has really helped them. I think that's a wonderful thing to be able to assist another human being in your life.

PJ Powers "Thandeka", musician

Power's latest single 'Walk in My Shoes' was launched at a Human Rights Festival in Joburg recently.

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