Tu Nokwe Amajika


Following her belief that art and music can be formidable weapons in the service of human progress, Ms. Nokwe has perpetuated her family’s Amajika Youth Project, founded in 1976. Amajika empowered youth and children to cope with Apartheid by involving them in music, dance and drama to foster self-esteem and cultural pride. Ms. Nokwe has mentored many students who have gone on to successful careers in the arts, politics, and business. The cast of the hit Broadway musical Sarafina--which was Ms. Nokwe’s original concept--was made up almost entirely of Amajika students.