Meeting Hugh Masekela

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Of all the things I have been fortunate enough to receive or come across as a result of having this blog, meeting Hugh Masekela is without a doubt the best. MTV Base has a new show called MTV Base Meets with MTN, a programme where African youths interview world leaders and influential personalities such as Sir Richard Branson, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Nigerian entertainment mogul Ben Bruce (Mondays at 8.30 on Channel 322).  I was invited to be one of five youth panelists that had an opportunity to interview Hugh Masekela and boy did I love it.  The shoot was at the breathtaking Moyo Zoo Lake gardens on a crisp, clear Thursday morning coloured by beautiful white ducks.  The man is amazing to say the least. He is 72 but talks as if he is a mere 27 with wildly vivid tales of his incredible life that had everybody in stitches.

The other panelists, Zubs, Photographer and drummer for The Fridge, Ade, stylist Patricia and comedian Mojak

The crew just before the interview conducted by Sizwe Dlomo. 

Although this was not a fashion event, there's always room for the love of fashion - like how much I loved Patricia's boots 
And Mojak's Adidas sneaks


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