Mildred Mangxola

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Nontsomi Mildred Mangxola (born 9 January 1944) is a South African mbaqanga singer, and a singer in the acclaimed group the Mahotella Queens. Mangxola was born in Benoni, South Africa, and loved singing from a young age. She was also a part of local girl group The Daveyton Queens. [1]

Early life

Rupert Bopape, a talent scout with Gallo Record Company, recruited Mangxola into a new female group, the Mahotella Queens [1] alongside fellow group members Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu, Juliet Mazamisa and Ethel Mngomezulu after seeing her perform with the Daveytons. The five Mahotella Queens were then paired with a mbaqanga instrumental team, the Makgona Tsohle Band and the gruff, "groaning" vocals of Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde, and the whole band received instant fame.

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  1. 1 2 Info.gov.za, National Orders: Order of Ikhamanga, Mildred Mangxola "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), 2005.

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