Deborah Fraser was a South African gospel singer, vocalist, and actress.
Deborah Fraser was born on 9 June 1965, in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her mother was Catherine Tshabalala-Fraser. She started her career as a backing vocalist in 1985 and has worked for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lucky Dube, and Brenda Fassie, Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa.
Deborah Fraser released her first album Abanye bayombona in 2000, which went on to sell over 1 million copies. She later got signed by Universal Music. Her album Uhambo was nominated for Best Traditional Faith Album at the 23rd ceremony of the South African Music Awards on 12 April 2019.
Deborah Fraser recipient of several awards including a SABC Crown Gospel Music award in the Best Female Artist category, SAMA for the best gospel, Metro award for the best gospel, and Kora for best gospel artist.
Deborah Fraser was honoured by the Trinity International Bible University with a doctorate of Philosophy in the sacred space of music in November 2021. She passed away on 15 May 2022 at the age of 56, at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, from a stroke.
Was Deborah Fraser still married prior to her death?
Yes, Deborah Fraser was married to Nigerian pastor Sockey Okeke and is the mother of Mbuso Fraser.