These are the words of South African music legend Caiphus Semenya as he celebrates his birthday month.
To mark this momentous occasion, Semenya will toast his birthday in style with a music extravaganza at The Market Theatre next Saturday. Musicians Tsepo Tshola, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse and Condry Ziqubu will pay tribute to Semenya.
The event - Caiphus Semenya at 80 Music Extravaganza: Celebrating a Milestone and the Birth of a Legacy - will also include music from Buwa, the theatrical production he penned in 1986 about the injustices of apartheid. The night will be preceded by an intimate dinner before heading out to the John Kani Theatre.
“There are so many colleagues that I started this journey with and unfortunately most of them have since passed away, so it's with a grateful heart that I look back and appreciate the blessings I received from Ramasedi, the Creator of the Universe,” Semenya said.