Zahara’s back from the hellhole

2017-12-07 06:00
Zahara’s album is called Mgodi

Zahara’s album is called Mgodi

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Zahara is flying even higher what with her latest album titled Mgodi, loosely translated as bottomless pit, in the vernacular, opening doors for her abroad.

She describes the album- the first to be released under her new record label, MLH Records- as her story and journey.

The multi-award-winning artist- who was born Bulelwa Mkutukana- released her sixth album on 13 October.

Speaking to City Vision at our offices in Bellville on Tuesday, she claims that the album has already gone Gold within six hours of its release, Platinum in 20 hours and Double Platinum in 48 hours.

“This album is about my life. I am just telling a story about my growth. Mgodi is about the story of being in a hell-hole where no one comes to rescue you.

And then God comes and saves you when all your means to alert people that you are in a bottomless pit do not succeed.

We sometimes go through a storm in our lives. I want to inspire people,” Zahara said.

She has released two tracks, Umfazi and Ina Mvula, with Kirk Whalum, the American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter.

Zahara also worked with Mjakes Thebe, Sivuyele and Mluleki Ndwalane on track 7 and also released a gospel song alongside her sisters which is titled Love is in the air.

“I just wanted to thank God with the gospel song. I am a strong believer in God. I am blessed. I know I can sing, but there are people who can sing better than me and who can play the guitar better than me. I would also like to thank not only South Africans, but the entire world for the support,” she added.

Zahara is set to take a tour in America where she will be promoting the album with Whalum in May 2018.

She has won many hearts with her debut album titled Loliwe back in 2011 and she’s never looked back.

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