|Birth name||Zenzile Miriam Makeba|
|Also known as||Mama Africa|
4 March 1932|
Prospect Township, Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa
9 November 2008 (aged 76)|
Castel Volturno, Italy
Miriam Makeba (born Zenzile Miriam Makeba; 4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), also known as Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil-rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa.