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South African Singer Lira to Headline Kenyan Festival

South African Singer Lira to Headline Kenyan Festival

The award-winning musician will perform at the 16th Edition of the Koroga Festival in Nairobi.

  

Last year in June, Capital Lifestyle published an exclusive interview with South African songstress LIRA. Now, on the heels of her sixth studio album “Born Free”, the award-winning musician will be delighting Kenyan fans at the 16th Edition of Koroga Festival in Nairobi, Kenya on 19th of March 2017.


Born in Ekurhuleni, East of Johannesburg, LIRA grew up listening to Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. She began writing songs and performing at age 16 before she was discovered in 2000 and signed on to 999 where she released her debut album “All My Love” in 2003. The title track off the Album would go on to surpass Beyonce's "Dangerously in Love" on its run to the top of the South African Charts, marking the beginning of her meteoric rise. LIRA then signed on to Sony Music in 2006 and released three albums, “Feel Good,” “Soul in Mind” and “Return to Love”, all three of which were certified platinum and subsequently won her numerous accolades and multiple South African Music Awards (SAMAs) - eleven to date.


Aside from keeping herself busy last year with mentoring talented singers as a coach on South Africa's version of the international hit music reality TV show, The Voice; LIRA has also collaborated with Bobbi Brown, the global cosmetic giant, with the campaign dubbed "Bobbi x LIRA".


LIRA, one of the foremost female artists in South Africa, music career spans 13 years which includes six studio albums, three live DVD's, an autobiography and a movie, “LIVE.” Her date to appear at the Koroga Festival is on March 19, 2017.


Also in the line-up will be taarab-influenced pop musician Nyota Ndogo from Kenya, superstar Lady JayDee from Tanzania, DJ Protégé, and DJ Andre.


AllAfrica.com, by Susan Wong
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