During an interview with Hammer Nti on the show Hammer Time on Pure FM Kumasi, Adina, the talented Ghanaian singer, dropped a big bombshell.
She shared that her father’s wife was allegedly snatched from him by none other than the renowned South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela. Adina went on to explain that this incident occurred in Liberia, where both her father and Hugh Masekela were working as doctors.
“Do you know Hugh Masekela of South Africa he was the one who snatched my father’s wife from him and he has a child with her. My father was very sad”, Adina told Hammer Nti.
According to the award-winning singer, during the days of her father and Hugh Masekela in Liberia both Ghanaians and South Africans lived together. “Hugh Masekela, my father and his wife were all doctors”.
According to Adina, her biological mother later married her father after he got heartbroken after Hugh Masakela snatched his first wife.
Adina’s real name is Adina Thembi Ndamse. She is Ghanaian-South African singer, songwriter, actress and model. She was the winner of music reality show Stars of the Future in 2008.
Her eighth music single titled “Too Late” won her two awards – Record of the Year and Best Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in Ghana. In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch.
Who was Hugh Masekela?
Hugh Masekela was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer who was described as “the father of South African jazz”. Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as “Soweto Blues” and “Bring Him Back Home”. He also had a number-one US pop hit in 1968 with his version of “Grazing in the Grass”.
Masekela passed away in Johannesburg on the morning of January 23, 2018, at the age of 78, after battling prostate cancer. He was previously married to singer and activist Miriam Makeba from 1964 to 1966. He later had marriages with Chris Calloway, Jabu Mbatha, and Elinam Cofie. In the last years of his life, he resided with dancer Nomsa Manaka. He was also the father of American television host Selema Masekela, and his younger sister is poet, educator, and activist Barbara Masekela.
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