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DM2000021712:SAED:MUSIC:PERSONALITY:AUG1952 – Elijah Nkwanyana – Talking Trumpeter – Mr Confess – Natal music lovers will remember the tour of the Inkspots in 1952, under Philimon Mokgosi. There was a young man with the troupe singing a number called ‘Confess’. He sang and played it so well that from Vryheid to to Durban the girls crowned him ‘Mr Confess.’ That was none other than Elijah Nkanyana, fourth of a family of six, of very modest means. He is being polished by one of South Africa’s foremost white pianists, Dave Lee, of Johannesburg. (Photograph by Drum Photographer Baileys Archive)