South Africa’s Zahara back in Malawi, to perform in Blantyre

After her performance in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe last year, South Africa’s sensational female singer Zahara of the Loliwe fame returns in the country next month and is scheduled to perform in Blantyre.

The award-winning singer last performed at the Presidential Hotel on September 22, headlining the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz concert but now she will be at Robins Park mid February, courtesy of Mango Entertainment.

“The contract is almost done [and] we are making the final payment of her fees today (Tuesday) afternoon,” confirmed Lonjezo Mwale, one of Mango Entertainment’s directors.

“Our aim is to have it [the show] on February 16, but that will depend on her schedule, we are just waiting for her to confirm on the actual date,” he told Nyasa Times.

Zahara: Coming back
Zahara: Coming back

Mwale said the coming in of the southern African female Jazz maestro will accord an opportunity to Blantyre fans to sample out what they missed during her first visit.

“Her first show was successful and we are proud to associate ourselves with her this time around. Zahara is an artist of international calibre and is the best artist no one would want to miss,” said Mwale.

The show is also expected to feature some local acts, among them Mango Entertainment’s own signing Dan Lu.

According to Mango Entertainment, entry tickets to the concert will be on sale by Friday, 25 January.

Zahara, a singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist, started singing in her school choir at the age of six and at age nine, she was told to join the senior choir because of her strong voice.

The first issue of her debut album Loliwe sold out within 72 hours and nineteen days later the album reached double platinum status in South Africa when it surpassed 100 000 sales.

The vocalist is second in such record time in South Africa, after Brenda Fassie whose Memeza sold 500 000 copies within weeks of release, according to Wikipedia.

Zahara scooped eight awards at the 2012 South African Music Awards, among them, Album of the Year, Best Selling Album, Newcomer of the Year and Female Artist of the Year.

Mango Entertainment is run by Lonjezo Mwale, Steve Kamanga and James Makunje, who are focused on bringing a change to the country’s entertainment industry.

The company has since signed two urban artists, Dan Lu and Kumbu.

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