Following the inspirational and award-winning documentary – titled Mama Africa – of iconic South African musician Miriam Makeba – popularly known as Mama Africa by her fans, a fictionalized feature film about the life and times of the legend is in the works, hailing from Suzanne de Passe and longtime business partner, Madison Jones of de Passe Jones Entertainment, in partnership with the Miriam Makeba Estate, Miriam Makeba Foundation and Mama Africa Cultural & Social Trust.
Also on the team are Broadway producer Willette Klausner; music producer David Franco; and journalist Marc Le Chat, Makeba’s long-time publicist and confidant.
Makeba died of a heart attack on the 9th of October 2008 after performing at a concert in Italy.
Known for her courage, Mama Africa fought against the South African government exposing the brutality and racist act of the people in power during the Apartheid era through her music. She also became the first black female representative to the United Nations.
There are no further details about the release of this movie at the moment.
You can watch a trailer of Mika Kaurismäki’s directed ‘Mama Africa below.