Posted on: December 16, 2023 Posted by: Utamu Belle Comments: 0

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.
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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.”
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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.
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In 2013, her second album, Phendula was noted for three chart-topping singles- “Phendula“, “Impilo”, and “Stay.”

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.

 She was also on the BBC’s 2020 list of 100 Women and appeared as a guest judge on the seventeenth season of Idols South Africa in 2021.