Award-winning singer and songwriter Zahara – real name Bulelwa Mkutukana will be making her debut as an Amapiano artist on Friday, 10 November when she releases her first Amapiano track named Guqa Ngedolo, SowetanLIVE reported.
‘WHY NOT?’: ZAHARA ON BECOMING AN AMAPIANO STAR
The 34-year-old singer rose to stardom with her beloved Afro-soul songs including Loliwe, Ndiza, Phendula, Bendirongo, and more. She now plans to embark in her new journey as an Amapiano star. According to the publication, her upcoming work is said to be composed by veteran music producer and longtime friend Mojalefa Thebe, who is also known as Mjakes.
“This was all Bhut’Mjakes’ idea. He’s the one who came to me and requested I try Amapiano, and because I’ve known him for so long, most of my career really, I thought to myself: ‘why not?,” the Eastern-Cape-born singer was quoted as sayingThe Xhosa self-taught guitarist reportedly shared that she uses her voice to inspire people and doesn’t believe the new music genre will change that.
“When you’re a musician, you’ll forever be boxed in a category or offering. But what people don’t realise is that as musicians, we need to be innovative, to elevate ourselves and evolve with the times and that’s what I’m doing,” Zahara was quoted as saying.
After dating for just six months, in March, Zahara got engaged to her new man, Mpho Xaba. She is expected to be walking down the aisle in this month, ZiMoja reported. “I have been so happy, I won’t even lie. He makes me happy. Nothing has changed since the proposal, he has been so consistent,” Zahara was quoted as saying.