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Mr Bongani Madondo

Be Bop or Be Dead

BONGANI MADONDO

MR BONGANI MADONDO – the author, critic, curator, raconteur, journalist, rabble rouser and our Associate Editor – launches his latest book, SIGH, THE BELOVED COUNTRY – Braai talk, Rock ‘n Roll and other stories tomorrow. In this exclusive extract from this, his third offering, he recalls a conflicted midnight conversation with Mr Abiodun Oyewole, the complex…

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Dearly Beloved…goodnight

prince

“Prince gone? Damn,” read my text, after a friend alerted me to the passing of the rock star multi-instrumentalist composer and cultural beacon. “Prince Nelson…the black rock god??? Am I hearing you right?” enquired our Associate Editor MR BONGANI MADONDO. “Yup” was all I could muster. “Whaaaaaaat? When, why?” I sent him the Rolling Stone report, “Prince Dead at…

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