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Hugh Masekela Net Worth

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela net worth is

$1.5 Million

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela Wiki Biography

Hugh Masekela was born on April 4, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa as Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. He has been married to Elinam Cofie since 1999. He was previously married to Miriam Makeba. 

Full Name Hugh Masekela
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Date Of Birth April 4, 1939
Place Of Birth Wilbank, South Africa
Profession Soundtrack, Composer, Actor
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Manhattan School of Music, Stimela, Grazing in the Grass, Bring Him Back Home
Nationality South African
Spouse Elinam Cofie (m. 1999), Miriam Makeba (m. 1964–1966), Stimela, Grazing in the Grass, Bring Him Back Home
Children Sal Masekela, Pula Twala, Stimela, Grazing in the Grass, Bring Him Back Home
Parents Pauline Bowers Masekela, Thomas Selema Masekela, Stimela, Grazing in the Grass, Bring Him Back Home
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hughmasekela
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0556249
Awards MTV Africa Music Legend Award
Nominations Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, Stimela, Grazing in the Grass, Bring Him Back Home
Movies Hugh Masekela: Homecoming Concert, South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square, Sophiatown, UK Freedom Festival
# Fact
1 Father of Sal Masekela.
2 Was nominated for Broadway’s 1988 Tony Award as Best Score (Musical), with music and lyrics collaborator Mbongeni Ngema, for “Sarafina!”


Title Year Status Character
Blended 2014 performer: “Kwela Kwela” / writer: “Kwela Kwela”
Small Time 2014 performer: “Grazing in the Grass”
Independent Lens TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodes, 2012 performer – 1 episode, 2012
Game Boys 2008 performer: “Grazing in the Grass”
Talk to Me 2007 performer: “Grazing in the Grass”
Bobby 2006 performer: “Grazing in the Grass”
The Last King of Scotland 2006 performer: “Grazing in the Grass”
Against the Ropes 2004 performer: “Hale Se Le Di Khanna”
Duplex 2003 performer: “Grazing in the Grass” Instrumental 1968
The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 performer: “Motla Le Pula The Rainmaker” / writer: “Motla Le Pula The Rainmaker”
I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 performer: “Grazing in the Grass”
Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 performer: “No Woman, No Cry”
Sarafina! 1992 performer: “Sarafina!”, “Sechaba” / writer: “Sarafina!”
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 performer: “African Breeze” / producer: “African Breeze”


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A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake 2014 Documentary
The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power 2000 TV Movie documentary
Mandela 1996 Documentary
Children of Africa 1993 TV Special


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Alekesam 2011 Short
A Dry White Season 1989 Score performer

Music Department

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Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet 2002 musician: trumpet


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Under African Skies 2012 Documentary consulting producer


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When We Were Kings 1996 Documentary concert producer


Title Year Status Character
Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Jazz at the White House 2016 TV Special Himself – Performer
The Bantu Hour 2015 TV Series Himself
I Am Thalente 2015 Documentary
Tavis Smiley 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
International Jazz Day 2015 Himself
21 Icons 2014 TV Series documentary
Street Journeys 2013 Documentary Himself
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul 2013 Video Himself
Under African Skies 2012 Documentary Himself
Mama Africa 2011 Documentary Himself (as Hugh Ramopolo Masekela)
2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert 2010 TV Special Performer
Breakfast 2009 TV Series Himself – Musician
Soul Power 2008 Documentary Himself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos 2008 TV Series Himself
Sunday AM 2007 TV Series Himself
HARDtalk Extra 2007 TV Series Himself
Laidback Knowledge 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
Sophiatown 2003 Documentary Himself
South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square 2002 Video Himself
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony 2002 Documentary Himself
Freedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a Century 2001 Documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Children of Africa 1993 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series Himself
Paul Simon, Graceland: The African Concert 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Àngel Casas Show 1985 TV Series Himself
From Jump Street: The Story of Black Music 1980 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1974 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest
Monterey Pop 1968 Documentary Performer
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1967 TV Series Himself
To Tell the Truth 1964 TV Series Himself

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