Condry Ziqubu

Johannesburg-based singer and guitarist who started out with The Anchors, Flaming Souls and Flaming Ghettoes before joining Harari in 1981.

When Harari broke up he assembled a backing band, Lumumba for exiled artists Letta Mbulu and Caiphus Semenya. Lumumba also constituted Condry Ziqubu’s backing band and in 1984 he released his first single along with Lumumba, ”Yellow Mieliemiel”, followed by “Skorokoro” and “Via Orlando” in 1985.

He continued to release singles throughout the eighties and also several albums: Shut Your Mouth (1987), Pick Six (1988), Magic Man (1989) and No Money, No Love (1991).

With the return of exiled musicians in the early 1990s Ziqubu continued as part of Mbulu and Semanya’s backing band but also performed solo on occasions.

In 2003 he released the album, Condry Ziqubu and Friends. He is also involved in studio session and production work.