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Nia Pearl on how singing for DJ Maphorisa at a shopping centre kickstarted her career

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Singing about love, happiness and positivity is what gives Nia Pearl joy.
Singing about love, happiness and positivity is what gives Nia Pearl joy.
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She’s the woman behind the hauntingly beautiful vocals on Kabza Da Small’s Nia Lo.

She is also on four other songs on the hitmaker's I Am The King Of Amapiano album.

Although she sounds like she was destined for stardom at birth, it took chance encounters and a lot of behind-the-scenes work to make Peleka Lwana (29) – best known by her stage name, Nia Pearl – the star she has become.

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