5 reasons we think Lira is an inspiration


We recently caught up with Lira when whisky brand Johnnie Walker recently announced its partnership with her as the South African addition to a global list of iconic jaywalkers. Lira's music career spans 13 years and she has established herself as the foremost female artist in South Africa. She is a formidable presence on the global music scene who is not about to stop anytime soon. Here are a few reasons we think she is an inspiration: 

  • Lira was chosen as a coach and mentor on South Africa’s version of the international hit music reality TV show, The Voice.
  • The superstar also has her own 7 part documentary series, titled ”LIRA, Dream Chaser” which details the release and touring of her Rise Again album in North America. It has been licensed to Fox Global and starts its first run across the entire African continent, 31st March, via the DSTV platform.
  • She was recently announced as Bobbi Brown's first South African influencer, making her the first African to formally collaborate with the cosmetic house in a campaign titled “Bobbi x LIRA
  • Lira was recently chosen as Johnnie Walkers campaign ambassador for The Joywalker campaign.
  • Through it all she has managed to release her 6th studio  album called Born Free, a self-declared soundtrack to a generation.  
Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 10.59.39 AM When asked to elaborate on the significance of the title, she said: I grew up in a world where I faced so many limitations. I realised defining freedom for myself and subsequently living it was what I needed to do. In exploring this, the concept of “Born Free” became clearer. I want people to realise how powerful they are and that they can own their freedom. This album has become more than a body of musical work, it seeks to inspire and create change – physically and most importantly, mentally “says Lira. Born Free masterfully blends a new sound with the smooth urban direction which is synonymous with the LIRA brand. Lira will be launching her album ‘Born Free’ on Friday 8 April and Saturday 9 April at Gold reef city. 
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