Hugh Masekela Net Worth

Hugh Masekela Net Worth

Net Worth: $1.5 Million
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Full Name Hugh Masekela
Birth Place Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
Date of Birth Apr 04, 1939 (age 80)
Nationality South African
Ethnicity South African (Tlokwa tribe)
Occupation Musician, Singer, Composer
Marital Status Married (Elinam Cofie)
Children 1 (Selema Mabena "Sal" Masekela)
Education Guildhall School of Music London, Manhattan School of Music New York
Last Updated
Aug 5, 2015

About Hugh Masekela

South African musician, singer, and composer Hugh Masekela has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Born in Witbank, South Africa in April 1939. He is the father of American television host Sal Masekela. Considered one of the greatest African musicians of all time, the African music legend plays trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, and cornet. Hugh began to learn playing the piano and singing at young age and mastered his playing the trumpet at the age of 14. He then played for the Huddleston Jazz Band before going on to join Alfred Herbert’s African Jazz Revue. In 1962 Hugh released his very first album Trumpet Africaine on Mercury Records and he has since rolled out scores of records. He and his son Salema also appeared in the 2010 series of videos on ESPN named Umlando – Through My Father’s Eyes during the Summer FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Besides, Hugh, who has so far been nominated for the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Pop Performance – Instrumental for Grazin’ in the Grass, also holds the role as a director on the board for the non-profit organization the Lunchbox Fund.


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