YEBO! Sotho Vocal, Zulu Jive pt 2August 12, 2009
Lazarus Kgagudi, “The Silver Fox”, was not born blind. His fate was the result of a bicycle accident at an early age. He was born in Mohlaletse. Lazarus received his education at Siloe School for the Blind. That is where he first met Steve Kekana. Some of the individuals who played part in the shaping of his music career were producers Roxy ‘Black Cat’ Buthelezi, Banzi Kubheka, Phiri Morale and his executive producer, Emil Zoghby. His backing bands were mainly Black Cat Trio, The Neighbours and Step Ahead.
Disease cut short the life of this down-to-earth royal star. On 31 March 2007, Lazarus was posthumously honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a festival dubbed Golden Oldies Music Festival in Polokwane.
excerpt from “Beyond Memory” by Max Mojapelo (published by African Minds)