By now, everyone in Mkhondo knows who Pretty Yende is. After receiving various international awards, she will now also be graced with a SAMA (South African Music Award).
Since the beautiful soprano voice of Pretty Yende was discovered, she has made opera and music headlines world-wide. In 2009, at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere, she walked away as winner of every category.
She did this again in 2011 at the Operalia Competitions, making history as the first artist to achieve this. Outside of the music-world, she has also become well-known, and was even selected as a cover girl for the Opera Magazine and featured in Vogue Magazine.
After all her international success, it is welcoming to see her recognized on home ground as she is set to receive the SAMA International Achiever Award for her work done one a global scale. As she receives this award, she is also recognized as one of the most sought-after sopranos in the world.
For those interested in watching the event, it will be broadcast on 27 May, on SABC1 at 20:00. A complete biography giving all the achievements that have led to her being selected are available on the SAMA-website.