Zahara – I love the woman I have become
Local singing sensation Zahara continues to be one of the biggest local acts in the South African music space today. The star has come a long way since she released her monster debut album ‘Loliwe’ back in 2011 and now, as she celebrates almost a decade in the music industry, the star has been looking back at how far she has come.
Today, Zahara is a strong, independent woman who has learned from the many ups and downs she has gone through. “I love the woman I’ve become,” the singer said in a recent interview. “Nothing really bothers me. I have been criticised, hurt and labelled all sorts of things but I continue to stand firm because I know my purpose – to heal people through my music. That makes me sleep at night. Zahara is a healer, man.
While she is a massive superstar today, things haven’t always been easy for Zahara. “At the height of my career I was willing to give it all up and go home because I thought I wasn’t good enough. My mother told me to hang in there. My family supported me all the way,” she says. “Today I don’t ask myself what my purpose is. It hurts when people say negative things because I am human, but my purpose is bigger than their opinions on my hair or my dress code.
We love what a powerful queen Zahara has blossomed into over the past few years and we love that she has become a strong role model for so many around the country.