Listen to the Bona Women’s Month playlist


On 9th August 1956, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn led a 20 000 strong women’s march to the Union Buildings to protest against the pass laws in South Africa. On that day, the song “Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’ imbokodo!” (Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock) was composed to mark the historic moment. In honour of all of those women, some of the ladies at the Bona office have decided to share the songs they feel inspire, uplift and empower them as women; sung by women from across the globe.
What songs would be on your women’s month playlist?

Image courtesy: Beyonce IG

Editor – Lutho Vuso


1. Judith Sephuma – A Cry, A Smile, A Dance


2. Beyonce – Flawless (ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)


Features Editor – Amanda Mtuli


3. Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman


4. Aretha Franklin – Respect


Digital Editor – Bongiwe Tshiqi


5. Lauryn Hill ft. Mary J. Blige – I Used To Love Him 


6. Sibongile Khumalo – Little Girl 


Digital Intern – Kwanele Mathebula


7. Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer


8. Salt ‘n Pepa – None Of Your Business


Features Writer – Fundiswa Nkwanyana


9. Erykah Badu – Cleva


10. Solange – Don’t Touch My Hair


Fashion Editor – Ayanda Ngcobo


11. Lira – Rise Again


12. Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar – Freedom


Art Director – Nicole Kenny


13. Jennifer Lopez – I Ain’t Your Mama


14. Grace – You Don’t Own Me (ft. G-Eazy)


Sesotho Translator – Mmasibidi Setaka


15. Alicia Keys – Superwoman


16. Nina Simone – Feeling Good