Singer Bonolo Molosiwa serenades NWU women

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng celebrated Women’s Day with a performance by alumna and singer Bonolo Molosiwa on 23 August 2019.

Bonolo was accompanied by her afro jazz band aptly titled B-Sting and The Hive, who originates from Mahikeng.

Collectively, the band has been playing for 11 years and has to date recorded two albums titled Platinum Products and #visitnorthwestparks, both paying homage to the North-West province.

Jeanette Sebaeng from the Faculty of Health Sciences was the main speaker at the event and highlighted the continuing challenges women and young girls in our country face.

“We need to join hands to fight the scourge of gender-based violence. We must demand respect and fight against the objectification and abuse of women and girls. We need to occupy our rightful place as women in society,” she said.

Annually, South Africa dedicates the month of August to the commemoration of the women’s march on 9 August 1956 by more than 20 000 women from all backgrounds and cultures to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Marchers demanded an end to Pass Laws which sought to control the movement of non-white South Africans around the country which regarded them as property of the state.

This historic protest contributed greatly to equality for all citizens and the emancipation of women.

More about B-Sting and The Hive

The 10-piece live jazz band includes a pianist, bass guitarist, percussionist, acoustic guitarist, lead guitarist, drummer, saxophonist, two back-up vocalists and Bonolo as the lead vocalist.

B-Sting and The Hive has performed at various events across the country, from corporate government events to festivals.

The band is a true representation of a multicultural South Africa, and this influences the range of music they create.

Lead vocalist Bonolo has shared the stage with industry veterans such as Letta Mbulu, Thandiswa Mazwai, Busi Mhlongo and Thandie Klaason, and has recorded with KB Motsilenyane and HHP, to name a few.

In addition to singing, this communication graduate is also a radio presenter at North West FM.

NWU alumna Bonolo Molosiwa performs during the Women's Day celebration on the campus in Mahikeng


Submitted on Wed, 08/28/2019 - 09:25