South African jazz queen Zahara, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, says Malawian youth should emulate her by showing up their talents. She was speaking to journalists in Lilongwe on her arrival for a series of shows marking Standard Bank’s forty-two years of banking in Malawi
“I am where I am because of my talents’, said Zahara, 24 while encouraging the youth not to shy away from showcasing their talents.
The youthful singer, songwriter and poet said the fact tickets for her shows were sold within days after announcing of her performances signify the love Malawians have for her music and how they are ready for her shows which be alongside Malawi’s legendary Wambali Mkandawire.
The singer, who was expected to arrive in the afternoon, jetted in late in the evening, as it is reported that she had missed her flight. This had forced the bank to book her another flight that landed at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre where she had to connect to the capital Lilongwe.
Zahara, whose 2011 debut album Loliwe won her platinum in 13 days after release will first perform at the Bingu Conference Centre in Lilongwe today, Saturday September 22, 2012