Yvonne Chaka Chaka says she is not afraid of death and is more focused on the legacy she will leave behind.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Yvonne says death is something she has come to accept as a normal part of life.
“I don’t worry much about death. When I was younger I was scared and wouldn’t even talk about it, now I don’t care. Life is for the living. If I was to die today, I would be gone. I don’t worry because maybe I’ll be in a better place,” she said.
The Let Me Be Free singer says she also has no qualms about getting older.
“I am never going to dye my grey. I love it. It shows that I have lived. I travel around the world and I see children dying at the age of five, so I am grateful for my life lived,” she told the publication.
Yvonne, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, says she does not plan on retiring anytime soon and hopes to use her music to help change the world.
“I want to reach out and also make a difference through my music. As long as there is something to fight for, I won’t retire or shy away.”
Earlier this year, Yvonne opened up about her heartbreak following the death of her good friend Hugh Masekela.
“This morning I felt as if my world was crumbling. It is still unimaginable that he is gone but it is the sad reality that we all face,” she said shortly after his death in January.
Like Hugh, Yvonne’s legacy will live on long after her death.
Lily Rose – All4Women