Musician Billeni wrote the song titled “Winnie Mandela” as a tribute to mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. It is inspired by her bold and courageous life, her resilience and loyalty to her cause. The song is Billeni’s way of saying thank you to the late Mother of the nation for all the sacrifices she made for women and South African people in general.
Mama Winnie was an inspiration to Billeni’s generation. She inspired women to stand up for something greater than themselves Through this song Billeni aspires to continue to inspire generations to come.
Even in death mama Winnie still remains a force and her words still resonate. The musician hopes to bring comfort to all South Africans with this song as they grieve the loss of a great heroine, Mama will forever be a Rock (Imbokodo).