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A biopic celebrating Miriam Makeba is in the works


South African singer Miriam Makeba will be the object of a biopic, eight years after her death, Variety reports.

She was one of the greatest voice the African continent has ever known. South African artist Miriam Makeba, known as much for her unifying music as for her political activism, would have used her voice until the last breath. While on stage during a performance in Italy back in 2008, the one who was nicknamed Mama Africa was brought down by a heart attack, leaving behind her a life filled with twists and turns. So it’s no surprise that, eight year after her passing, the possibility of a movie about her life finally sees the light of the day.


A project still under development


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The news has been reported by Variety. The Miriam Makeba Estaste, the Miriam Makeba Foundation and the Mama Africa Cultural & Social Trust in partnership with de Passe Jones Entertainment production company are currently developing a biopic on the star. Besides, Suzanne de passe is the one who wrote the script for the 1972 Billie Holiday movie Lady Sing The Blues.

Not many details have been uncovered for now, but the participation of journalist Marc Le Chat who was also Miriam Makeba’s greatest confident promises to bring a great amount of authenticity to the project.

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