Avril and Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Avril has experienced something this week that will most likely go down as a highlight in her life. The singer and mother of one met an African great and legend.

The singer in Rwanda

Who is that? The one and only Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The two met in Kigali, Rwanda. She and the South African nicknamed the “Princess of Africa”  shared a loving embrace.


Avril is among the guest artistes selected by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to represent as global artistes for the International Conference on Family Planning, 2018. Avril wrote on her Instagram page:

So at the beginning of the year I told myself, and even put it on my vision board, that I’d make a trip to Rwanda .. never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that it would have been courtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a global artist for an International Conference where I get to work with amazing fellow global artists.


The “Umqombothi” singer added to her delight by introducing her on stage:

Blessings upon blessings upon blessings .. extremely emotional .. speechless. I type this as I balance my tears so that no one can see how emotional I am right now back stage .. okay maybe a drop or two rolled down lol. Heavenly Father you know what I have gone through to get on this stage .. you have wiped my tears, held me as I screamed, healed my pain, wiped the mud some so gleefully felt like they could throw at me. This year alone you have made not one of my dreams come true, I kiss my blessing every morning. This short video may seem like a small thing but for me I don’t take this introduction for granted .. not one bit..#GratefulHeart#CountingMyBlessings #ICFP2018#YvonneChakaChaka #YuleDame.

Dreams do come true.

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