South African music icon Zahara dies just aged 36

The name “Zahara” can refer to several individuals, but the most likely person you’re asking about is Bulelwa Mkutukana, the South African singer-songwriter best known by her stage name Zahara. Sadly, Zahara passed away on December 11, 2023, at the age of 35.

Here’s a brief summary of her achievements and legacy:

  • Multi-platinum award-winning singer and songwriter: Renowned for her soulful voice and powerful storytelling, Zahara released five albums that achieved commercial success and critical acclaim.
  • Genre-bending artist: Her music spanned various genres, including Afro-pop, jazz, and Maskandi, incorporating traditional South African influences.
  • Cultural icon: Zahara’s music resonated with audiences across the globe, and she was recognized for her contribution to South African culture.
  • Global recognition: She was featured on the prestigious BBC’s 100 Women list in 2020 and served as a guest judge on Idols South Africa.

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