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CAREER

South African music legend PJ Powers “Thandeka” is an award winning musician with 12 gold discs, four platinum and a gold CD. Her career started in 1980s as the lead singer of Hotline, and her solo career flourished during the 1990s and 2000s with hits such as “There is Answer”, “Feel So Strong”, “Jabulani”, “You’re So Good To Me” & “World in Union” which has become an iconic rugby world cup song.

Her most recent hits include chart topping singles such as ‘Destiny*, *Stay* and a rework of There is An Answer*, a collaboration with Sfiso Ncwane. PJ also teamed up to sing a hip hop version of “Jabulani” with HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula) in 2010. In April 2017 PJ produced, re-recorded and released “Home to Africa”, a chart topping collaboration with Ugandan RnB artists Radio & Weazel in Uganda and South Africa.

PJ Powers has shared the stage with many local and international stars such as Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo, the Mahotella Queens, Youssou N Dour, Miriam Makeba, Harry Belafonte and more recently  The Corrs & Mike and the Mechanics.

She has also performed for Queen Elizabeth of England, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as well as collaborating with Yvonne Chaka Chaka and M’du Masilela on an international United Nations music video. In 2003 she was asked to write the official 85th birthday song for President Mandela, which she sang to him and a host of luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and many other world leaders and presidents during the international broadcast.
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“We have to love each other more than before
for each new day we have a chance
to share this land we loved more than before”
– There is an Answer, PJ Powers

ACCOLADES

  • 2004

    Top 100 Outstanding South Africans

  • 2007

    The Children's Choice Award

  • 2009

    The Living Legends Award.

  • 2013

    Living Legends award (outstanding contribution towards South African music)

  • 2016

    The JM Busha Award for her contribution towards democracy and harmony

  • 2018

    Luminary Award from Michael House in recognition of her decade-long contribution to original South African music.

  • 2006

    the award for Peace and Reconciliation

  • 2008

    The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation honoured her for promoting reconciliation and bringing people together.

  • 2011

    Top Ten people brands in South Africa

  • 2015

    The Bull & Bear (Awarded by JSE)

  • 2017

    The SOS Humanitarian (Green Ambassador's Guild Awards Zimbabwe)

  • 2018

    Performance and Celebration Award (Inaugural Usiba awards hosted by Nathi Mthethwa.)

Here I am

More than just a story about the personal journey of one of South Africa’s most beloved music icons, this extraordinary memoir of PJ Powers – or Thandeka, as she was affectionately renamed by Soweto crowds – is set against the turbulent backdrop of South Africa’s recent political history. It features a gallery of political leaders and international celebrities, including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, Chris Hani, Joaquim Chissano, Queen Elizabeth II, Brenda Fassie, Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro.

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CONTACT/BOOKING ENQUIRIES

Please complete the enquiry form below and Chantel Heydenrych, PJ’s line manager will be in touch with you shortly. Should your matter be urgent contact Chantel at Cinevation on 011 329 0600.
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CAREER

South African music legend PJ Powers “Thandeka” is an award winning musician with 12 gold discs, four platinum and a gold CD. Her career started in 1980s as the lead singer of Hotline, and her solo career flourished during the 1990s and 2000s with hits such as “There is Answer”, “Feel So Strong”, “Jabulani”, “You’re So Good To Me” & “World in Union” which has become an iconic rugby world cup song.
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PJ Powers has shared the stage with many local and international stars such as Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo, the Mahotella Queens, Youssou N Dour, Miriam Makeba, Harry Belafonte and more recently  The Corrs & Mike and the Mechanics. She has also performed for Queen Elizabeth of England, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as well as collaborating with Yvonne Chaka Chaka and M’du Masilela.. In 2003 she was asked to write the official 85th birthday song for President Mandela, which she sang to him and a host of luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey & Bill Clinton to name a few.
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“We have to love each other more than before
for each new day we have a chance
to share this land we loved more than before”
– There is an Answer, PJ Powers

ACCOLADES

Pj Powers has received a number of honours and awards over the duration of her career. PJ has received the award for Peace and Reconciliation, the Bull and Bear awarded by the JSE, The SOS Humanitarian Award, The Luminary Award presented to her by Michael House, The Living Legends Award and the Top 100 Outstanding South Africans award to name but a few.

Here I am

More than just a story about the personal journey of one of South Africa’s most beloved music icons, this extraordinary memoir of PJ Powers – or Thandeka, as she was affectionately renamed by Soweto crowds – is set against the turbulent backdrop of South Africa’s recent political history. It features a gallery of political leaders and international celebrities, including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, Chris Hani, Joaquim Chissano, Queen Elizabeth II, Brenda Fassie, Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro.

hereiam

CONTACT/BOOKING ENQUIRIES

Please complete the enquiry form below and Chantel Heydenrych, PJ’s line manager will be in touch with you shortly. Should your matter be urgent contact Chantel at Cinevation on 011 329 0600.