One on One
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
The South African singer and humanitarian, known as the "Princess of Africa", discusses her charitable work.
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 11:58

Yvonne Chaka Chaka's musical career and philanthropic work have earned her the title "Princess of Africa" by people around the world. 

A singer for over two decades, she rose to fame during the height of apartheid with her infectious pop melodies and dance music. Since then, her music has spread across cultures as she has travelled to perform with top musicians, including Bono, Angelique Kidjo and Annie Lennox. 

Yvonne Chaka Chaka's passionate commitment to mothers and children in the fight against malaria earned her the honour of serving as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. In her documentary film entitled The Motherland Tour she shares grassroots stories about this cause from across the African continent. 

Her philosophy is "when we are born we come with nothing and when we die, we die with nothing". Her dynamic energy and passion for life continue to inspire women and communities worldwide.

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, June 25, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0430; Sunday: 0830, 1930; Monday: 1430.

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