50 South Africans have come together to honour the living music legend Johnny Clegg with a song, titled, The Crossing. It was announced on Wednesday that artists had collaborated on a remake of Johnny’s iconic single The Crossing to celebrate his life and work.
Whatever financial benefit is derived from the song has being said to be to go to the Friends of Johnny Clegg Fund and will be used for primary school education.
Johnny Clegg was overwhelmed and grateful to everyone on that song. His son, Jesse Clegg is also overjoyed to be part of the song.
Hugely proud to be a part of this incredible song and initiative for my dad.
Massive thanks to all the artists & organizations for taking part. Please share and let’s raise funds to improve literacy and computer skills for young underprivileged studentshttps://t.co/xnTsGdc7ov
— Jesse Clegg (@Jesse_Clegg) December 6, 2018
I am speechless thank you so much! This is an amazing moment for me – to have so many of my peers acknowledge the song and its sentiments, and that they can use that to further something much bigger than all of us. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/CdoUp45VMI
— Johnny Clegg (@JohnnyCleggReal) December 6, 2018
This project has gone viral on Twitter and many tweeps including celebrities like Pearl Thusi got shocked on seeing the Legend’s name as they wondered if Johnny was dead.
When you finally realize why Johnny Clegg is trending. pic.twitter.com/j3udZn1AVP
— #TotalGossips (@total_gossips) December 6, 2018
I WAS SO STRESSED !!!! https://t.co/HOP8g0i5Ra
— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) December 6, 2018