In aid of catching up to Hollywood, an African Walk of Fame is set to be launched on Mandela Day but that will be the “mock” launch while the official launch will be held in September.
The Rosebank Killarney Gazette has reported that Cradock Avenue in Rosebank will be lined with stars referred to as the Afri-Global Walk of Stars.
The following are set to be awarded their stars this year:
South African Class of Inaugural Inductees:
Recording: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Theatre/Live: Performance Joe Mafela
Sport: Lucas Radebe
Recording: Hugh Masekela
Meritorious: Imtiaz Sooliman
Television: Rolene Strauss
Sport: Francois Pienaar
Recording: Oscar Mdlongwa aka Oskido
Sport: AB De Villiers
Television: Connie Ferguson
Meritorious: Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada, and George Bizos
Theatre/Live: Performance Sello Maake KaNcube
Recording: Jonathan Butler
Sport: Gary Player
Recording: Chicco Twala
Film: Leon Schuster
Sport: Dr Ali Bacher
Meritorious: Patrice Motsepe
Recording: Lerato Molapo aka Lira
Film: Terry Pheto
Television: Siyabonga Twala
Sport: Caster Semenya
Television: Bonang Matheba
Recording: Johnny Clegg
Meritorious: Desmond Tutu
African Class of Inaugural Inductees
Recording: Oliver Mtukudzi
Film: Lupita Nyong’o
Recording: Sade Aku
Television: Alek Wek
Film: Genevieve Nnaji
Recording: Salief Keita
Sport: Drogba Didier
Frontline Member-states Champions: Kenneth Kaunda, Robert Mugabe, Joachim Chissano, Quett Masire, San Nujoma, Samora Machel, Julius Nyerere and Kamuzu Banda.
I’m glad that finally African stars will be celebrated on home ground.
What are you thoughts on this initiative?
Who else do you think needs to be awarded a star ?
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