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Mbongeni Ngema (b. 1955 - ) a South African writer, lyricist, composer and director was born in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal (near Durban). He started his career as a theatre backing guitarist.

He is married to actress Leleti Khumalo. Leleti who received a 1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for Sarafina!; as well as starring as the leading role in South Africa's first Oscar-nominated film/move, Yesterday.

He co-wrote the multi-award winning Woza Albert!. In some sectors of South African society, Ngema is considered a racist because of his controversial song, AmaNdiya (about racism that Blacks in KwaZulu-Natal have suffered at the hands of Indians). It was banned in the country soon after it was released in 2002, and even Nelson Mandela had asked Ngema to apologize but Ngema refused.

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Total Books: 2
The Best of Mbongeni Ngema an Anthology
2003 - The Best of Mbongeni Ngema an Anthology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780799415285
ISBN-10: 0799415286

Woza Albert
1983 - Woza Albert [Methuen Drama] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413530004
ISBN-10: 0413530000
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction