Selema Masekela

Three Turns & Six Inches Taller: Selema Masekela Takes Back His Name

Selema Mabena Masekela. The epochal announcer of action sports. Former host of the X Games. Voice of a generation of snowboarders, surfers and skateboarders, whose presence transcended boardsports and gave way to worldwide renown. 

As one might expect, Selema made plenty of sacrifices to carve such a distinguished path, although some of his sacrifices went unrecognized by the fans and friends that grew to adore him. He was even asked to surrender his name, and in effect, an integral part of his identity. Through decades of hard work and fierce pride, Selema reclaimed what was, and will always be, rightfully his…

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