South African singer-songwriter, poet, and brand ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, Zahara will be performing in Britain in November.
In 2011 Zahara released her debut album Loliwe, which proved to be a big success; it went platinum in 13 days and went double platinum after just 17 days, selling over 100,000 copies in South Africa. The music video for her debut single, "Loliwe", has eclipsed the 1.3 million views mark on YouTube. On 1 May 2012, at the annual South African Music Awards, Zahara won eight awards, including "Best Female Artist" and "Album of the Year". Prior to the awards, a media storm broke out about the state of her finances which were allegedly being poorly handled by her record company. Her record company, TS records, vehemently denied the allegations.
She started singing in her school’s choir when she was six years old, and at the age of nine she was told to join the senior choir because of her strong voice.