Veteran South African singer, Abigail Kubeka was born on January 19, 1941 in Orlando East. In addition to having a career as a singer, she is also a songwriter and an actress. She attended a missionary boarding school in Kilnerton.
From a young age, Abigail showed a great interest in singing. She began her singing carer with popular musicians such Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela and has performed with many others including Thandi Klaasen. She also plays the role of Zondiwe Mogale, the stepmother of Tau Mogale and Tshidi Phakade on the SABC TV series Generations. She co-starred on an African film called an ‘”An African American (2016), The Jakes Are Missing (2015), The Long Run (2001).
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In 2014, Abigail received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS), and in 2011, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wamela Music Awards (WMA) in Johannesburg. In the early 2000, Abigail won the Lifetime Achievement Award for best musician and jazz industrial. In 2015, she won the South African Film and Television Award as the Best Actress in the movie “The Long Run”
Abigail won an award called Wamela, on a lifetime achievement, for the approvement she does for the country, and was also nominated at the Durban Film Festival, with Thuso Mbedu, Connie Ferguson, Leleti Khumalo and Sihle Ndaba.