Promoted by the United Nations since 1992, December 3 marks the annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
According to the UN, the day is set aside to “to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.”
Having a disability is not a setback for some. If we ponder hard enough, we would realize that there are individuals who have overcome incredible challenges. These tests have served as a catalyst for them to chase their goals with even more fervour.
To mark this day, Face2Face Africa highlights black musicians who defied all odds and never saw their disabilities as stumbling blocks in the pursuit of success. They are the epitome of strength, self-love and perseverance and proof that disability is certainly not inability.
Scroll through to read about the artists in their respective genres who have refused to let their disabilities derail their dreams.