How does a person manage a Masters in Economics on a Fulbright Scholarship at Fordham University while simultaneously producing an awarding-winning album?!
Such is the stunning enigma of our featured ‘Born Free' subject, Nomsa ‘Nomisupasta’ Mazwai, in GlobalGrind’s 2-part video series celebrating South African elderly statesman Nelson Rolihlahla 'Madiba' Mandela’s global legacy for Mandela day on July 18th, in which the former President turns 94.
‘Born Frees’ are young people that have benefitted most from the advent of South Africa’s now 18-year-old democracy.
Nomisupasta’s self-entitled debut album ‘Nomisupasta’ won a 2011 South African Music Award (SAMA) last summer in the category “Best Alternative Music Album." She also was nominated in the categories “Best Album Packaging” and “Best Newcomer.”
The SAMA’s are the equivalent of the Grammys in the US. She has since gone on to write a number of politically-charged material, remaining a staunch activist for citizen engagement while living in New York.
With Mandela Day upon us, we caught up with this Born Free to discuss what Madiba’s Legacy means to her.
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Additional video footage by VK Multimedia, courtesy of Nomisupasta