Listen to the Bona Women’s Month playlist

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Here are the songs we feel inspire, uplift and empower us as women.

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?

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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

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