An influential figure in the world of jazz music, Gloria Bosman was born in Soweto, Johannesburg, in the early 1970s. Although there is no official record of her date of birth that can be found online, the general consensus is that Bosman was 50 years old when she passed away.
Bosman was born with a commanding voice, so it was only natural for him to gravitate toward the world of music. She spent her childhood in Pimville, despite having been born in Mofolo during one of the most traumatic decades in South Africa’s history of apartheid.
Early on in her childhood, Bosman began her career as a musician by singing in the chorus at her local church. When she pleased the judges at a Market Theatre show in 1993, she was awarded an opera scholarship at Pretoria Technikon, which is now known as Tshwane University of Technology. Her passion for music led to her success in obtaining this scholarship.
That amazing chance led to the vocalist touring the world as a supporting act for South African giants like Oliver Mtukudzi and Hugh Masekela, which exposed her to a whole new set of experiences and perspectives.
The vocalist’ easy access to all of South Africa’s many aspects makes it simple for her to build a style that is exclusive to her record. She has recorded songs that are aimed towards Afrikaans listeners yet, at the same time, she has performed alongside some of the greatest names in African soul music, like Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, and Sipho Mabuse, to mention just a few.
Tranquility, Bosman’s debut album, was published in 1999, and the following year, she received the award for Best Newcomer at the South African Music Awards. This brought her immediate notoriety in the business (SAMA).
The Many Faces of Gloria Bosman, her self-produced sophomore album, was released a year later and won her awards for Best Southern African Artist and Most Promising Female Artist at the 2001 KORA Awards, in addition to a nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the SAMAs.
Because the singer was so vibrant and full of life, both her family and her fans are in disbelief at her passing.
In February of this year, she had recently published an album with the same name as the project, and she had a number of future appearances and interviews scheduled.
Her family has not commented on the circumstances surrounding her passing at this time, but many of the singer’s professional colleagues have expressed their condolences and paid respect to her.