Dr Deborah Fraser‘s First Husband, everything you need to know.
Even though she is no longer with us, Dr. Deborah Fraser was a seasoned gospel singer who worked in the field for decades and gave the world wonderful music that will endure for generations.
Dr. Deborah Fraser was a devoted mother, grandmother, and ex-wife in addition to being a celebrity.
This article explores Deborah Fraser’s marriage, family (including her children and grandchildren), musical career, and tragic death that rocked Mzansi.
Who was Deborah Fraser’s husband?
Deborah Fraser, who passed away, was once married. Sockey Okeke was a Nigerian priest who she was married to her for a while.
She may have met the Nigerian pastor at some point, but they wed in 2007. However, due to troubles in their marriage, it didn’t survive very long.
Deborah Fraser and Pastor Sockey Okeke separated after barely one year of marriage, with Fraser accusing Okeke of mistreating her physically and psychologically.
If the musician and her ex-husband ever got along or even maintained in touch after their divorce, is unknown.
Deborah Fraser’s children
Deborah Fraser was blessed with two children from her previous relationship before marriage- Selwyn Fraser and Mbuso Fraser.
She was the mother-in-law of renowned Jerusalema singer Nomcebo Zikode, who is wed to Selwyn, her son.
Deborah Fraser had two grandchildren—Ziyanda and Mnotho—through her son in addition to being a mother and grandmother. Mbuso Fraser is not well-known.
Deborah Fraser’s career
Deborah Fraser, born in 1965 discovered her voice at a young age, began her career as a backup singer in 1984 after relocating to Johannesburg.
She supported artists including Rebecca Malope, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela, Lucky Dube, Brenda Fassie, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Deborah Fraser began her solo career in 2000 after releasing her highly successful debut album, Abanye Bayombona. As a result of this success, she was signed to Universal Music.
In 2008, she was appointed a judge for the gospel show Shine, and in 2010, she was given the role of Ebony in the hit show Hola Mpinji.
Trinity International Bible University conferred a degree of philosophy in sacred music to Fraser in October 2021.
Deborah Fraser’s death
At the age of 56, Deborah Fraser passed away after a stroke at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital on May 15, 2022. Since a video of her performing at an event while confined to a wheelchair surfaced in February 2022, concerns about her health have existed.
The news of her passing was welcomed by her loved ones, coworkers, and admirers with great sadness, and within a short period of time, social media was flooded with condolences for the family she left behind and loving tributes to Fraser.
On May 21, 2022, a funeral service for the late veteran gospel singer was held at the Station Venue in Durban, where her friends and family attended.