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DM2000021713: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 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)