Thelma Segonah

Profile:
Thelma Segonah who cut her keyboard teeth with Jimmy Mojapelo’s the Minerals in rockville left the “varsity” to become a member of a new
group, chess. In 1986 they released Down By The River, an album composed and produced by George van Dyk of hotline. other members of chess were Jean
chellew, Irene Coetzee, Aston Jarrod of cinema fame as well as Todd Twala, who later created Baobab, which developed into the internationally acclaimed
musical “Umoja” with thembi nyandeni, known for her role as King Shaka’s mother Nandi in the film Shaka Zulu. Born and bred in Mofolo-north, Soweto,
thembi befriended todd at primary school and joined Ipi tombi in 1976. the sound track of Umoja, The Spirit Of Togetherness, produced by Fernando Perdigao,
was nominated in the Best producer category of SaMa 8. In the very same year – 1976 – they released another album, Make Your Move, with penny rose
replacing Aston Jarrod on drums. the success of chess was shortlived and the untimely death of Thelma Segona Robbed local music of a real gem.
Variations:
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Artist

Vocals

RPM 7025 Thelma Segonah - Sweet Soweto album art The Minerals (3) The Minerals (3) - Sweet Soweto(LP, Album) RPM RPM 7025 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
ML 4236 Thelma Segonah - Manana album art Harari Harari - Manana(LP, Album) Gallo ML 4236 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Kala Harari Rock album art Harari Harari - Kala Harari Rock (Album) Gallo South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
ML 4447 Thelma Segonah - Heatwave album art Harari Harari - Heatwave(LP, Album) Gallo ML 4447 Mozambique 1980 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Harari album art Harari Harari - Harari (Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
ML 4636 Thelma Segonah - Home Brew album art Harari Harari - Home Brew(LP, Album) Rufaro ML 4636 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
HUL 40104 Thelma Segonah - Down By The River  album art Chess (5) Chess (5) - Down By The River (12", EP) Gallo HUL 40104 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
HUL 40134 Thelma Segonah - Make Your Move album art Chess (5) Chess (5) - Make Your Move(LP, Album) Gallo HUL 40134 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Greatest Hits Volume 1 album art Harari In the Summertime (as Thelma and 17 more… Harari - Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Comp) Gallo Music Productions South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
EB007 Thelma Segonah - Compression album art Jesse Rae Jesse Rae - Compression(CD, Album) Echo Beach EB007 Europe 1996 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

RPM 7025 Thelma Segonah - Sweet Soweto album art The Minerals (3) The Minerals (3) - Sweet Soweto(LP, Album) RPM RPM 7025 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
ML 4236 Thelma Segonah - Manana album art Harari Harari - Manana(LP, Album) Gallo ML 4236 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Kala Harari Rock album art Harari Harari - Kala Harari Rock (Album) Gallo South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Heatwave album art Harari Harari - Heatwave (Album) Gallo Mozambique 1980 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Harari album art Harari Harari - Harari (Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
ML 4636 Thelma Segonah - Home Brew album art Harari Harari - Home Brew(LP, Album) Rufaro ML 4636 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
ML 4677 Sahara (27) Featuring Oupa Segwai Sahara (27) Featuring Oupa Segwai - Sahara (LP) Gallo ML 4677 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
HUL 501 Thelma Segonah - Street Sounds album art Harari Harari - Street Sounds(LP, Album) Gallo Records HUL 501 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
HUL 40134 Thelma Segonah - Make Your Move album art Chess (5) Chess (5) - Make Your Move(LP, Album) Gallo HUL 40134 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
HUL 40104 Thelma Segonah - Down By The River  album art Chess (5) Chess (5) - Down By The River (12", EP) Gallo HUL 40104 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Greatest Hits Volume 1 album art Harari In the Summertime (as Thelma and 20 more… Harari - Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Comp) Gallo Music Productions South Africa 1990 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

BL 176 Thelma Segonah - Botsotso album art Botsotso Sponono (as T. Segonah) Botsotso - Botsotso(LP, Album) Gallo BL 176 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Heatwave album art Harari Get Funky (as T. Segonah) and 1 more… Harari - Heatwave (Album) Gallo Mozambique 1980 Sell This Version
Thelma Segonah - Harari album art Harari Get Funky (as T. Segonah) Harari - Harari (Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version