South Africa’s Zahara to perform in Malawi
South Africa’s soulful singer, Zahara, famed for her hit song ‘Loliwe’ is scheduled to perform in the country this month.
Zahara, who is Africa’s hottest female musician, with her 2011 ‘Loliwe’ album, will be headlining the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz on September 22 at the Presidential Hotel in Lilongwe.
According to Standard Bank head of marketing, Linda Kachingwe-Msiska, the singer, born Bulelwa “Spinach” Mkutukana has been invited to join the bank, its customers and Malawians in the bank’s 42 years in business in the country.
During the concert, Zahara is expected to share the stage with Malawi’s celebrated and award-winning musician Wambali Mkandawire.
Meanwhile, tickets to the concert have started selling at K5,000 at designated Standard Bank branches in Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba, Mzuzu and Limbe.
Zahara, a singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist, started singing in her school’s 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 recent South African Music Awards, among them, Album of the Year, Best Selling Album, Newcomer of the Year and Female Artist of the Year.