The Manhattan Brothers was a popular South African singing group in the 1940s and 1950s, during the Apartheid Era. Their sound drew on American ragtime, jive, swing, doo-wop, and several other jazz strains, as well as African choral and Zulu harmonies. Members of the group included the late founding member and lead singer Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, Joe Mogotsi, Ronnie Sehume, Rufus Khoza, and Miriam Makeba. Makeba, who went on to international fame, started her career with The Manhattan Brothers and was part of the group for much of the 1950s. The group has one US Billboard pop chart hit, "Lovely Lies", which peaked at #45 in March 1956.