Newcomer On The Block – Zahara

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Born Bulelwa Mkutukana in the Eastern Cape, this 23 year old has already engraved a permanent mark for herself in the hearts of all Afro-soul lovers and the South African music industry at large. She is signed to TS Records, one of the few record stables in this country that break untouched talent and groom […]

Born Bulelwa Mkutukana in the Eastern Cape, this 23 year old has already engraved a permanent mark for herself in the hearts of all Afro-soul lovers and the South African music industry at large. She is signed to TS Records, one of the few record stables in this country that break untouched talent and groom it to success. Her voice sounds like a cross between Tracy Chapman and our very own Siphokazi. Combine that beautiful, attention-grabbing voice with her acoustic guitar talent and you get Zahara, the lady who within the first 13 days of releasing her debut album, ‘Loliwe’, sold over 40 000 copies. Somebody give this lady her SAMA (South African Music Award) and Metro Awards already. WOW

THE ALBUM

Afro-soul newcomer, Zahara, is stirring up a storm in the music industry. Her first two singles ‘Loliwe’ and ‘Lengoma’ are all over the airwaves and they are doing great. This is both a beautiful album and a commanding entrance into the music industry. Look out for ‘Destiny’, ‘Umthwalo’, and ‘Shine’ (just to mention a few).

Writers: Luvuyo Papi Plaatjie and Xolisa Pezisa

Designers: Sivuyile Mntuyedwa and Jill Harris