Fans are still reeling from the passing of multi- award winning Afro- Soul singer Zahara, who died on December 11, 2023.
She was only thirty-six-years-old.
The singer, whose real name is Bulelwa Mkutukana reportedly died at a Johannesburg hospital, after experiencing liver complications.
Zahara, who was born in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa is said to have suffered from liver disease.
On November 27, her family disclosed via a statement on her social media, that she was admitted to the hospital for a week following complaints about physical pains.
The family also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, and compassion from fans following her hospitalization.
However, in a follow- up statement posted to her Instagram account following her death, the family noted:
“She was a pure light, and an even purer heart, in this world. A beacon of hope, a gift, and a blessing to us and countless people around the world.”
Ever since her passing, fans all over the world have taken to social media to pay tributes, dedicated in memory of the singer.
At a special memorial service hosted for the songstress, her former boss, Music Mogul “TK”Nciza was quoted as saying that she “revolutionized the music industry.”
The multi- platinum, award- winning singer/songwriter rose to fame in 2011 with her beloved album “Loliwe” which went double platinum.
Zahara’s third album, Country Girl was released in 2015 and was certified triple platinum.
Notably, her fourth album, Mgodi, which was released in 2017, was her best-selling album and was certified platinum.
Meanwhile, the singer’s fifth album, peaked at number 1 on iTunes.
Her accolades include 17 South African Music Awards, three Metro FM Awards, and one Nigeria Entertainment Award.