Singer Steve Kekana is one of the first black performers to have his music played on a white radio station in South Africa, at a time when apartheid was still in force and the music industry segregated along racial lines. He went on to become one of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians. But his success was even more remarkable because music wasn’t the obvious career choice for him as a child: at the age of five Steve became blind because of an illness and worked as a cattle herder. He tells Outlook’s Mpho Lakaje his story.

Image: The blind South African musician Steve Kekana performing on stage
Credit: Caitlin Clerk

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