South Africa: Conversations With Annie Lennox


When countries around the world went into lockdown, Annie Lennox decided to switch to online to meet people she loved. The result? Raw and inspiring conversations.

Scottish songwriter and former lead singer of the band Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, is sitting in her cupboard. It's barely 10am in Los Angeles and in times of interviews still mainly done via Zoom calls and Google hangouts, this is not unsurprising - she was looking for a quiet space and as it happens, that space was in her closet; it's a walk-in closet with turquoise walls, neither too big nor too small, and as she sits down, the soft sea colour of the walls reflects on her face gently, tainting the conversation with an aquatic feel (although on Zoom, colours cannot be trusted).

Even though America is no longer in lockdown - at least not at the time of the interview - she has been spending time at home, having conversations with people from around the world she finds interesting.

One of her conversations is with Anele Mbane - a young South African she met while spending time in Cape Town.

"I'm very interested in that generation because I feel like they were born...

More From: Daily Maverick

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.