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Africas Walk Of Fame Set To Be Launched

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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