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35-Year-Old South African Singer Loses Her Life To Excessive Drinking And Liver Problems

Zahara, a pop singer from South Africa, has passed away at the young age of 35 following her intake of excessive alcohol.

She achieve powerful songs and soaring vocals helped achieve many platinum-selling albums in her own country.

When he announced her passing, South Africa’s minister of sports, the arts, and culture, Zizi Kodwa, said, “My deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family and the South African music industry.”

The government has been a part of the family for a while. Zahara had a profound and long-lasting influence on South African music with her guitar.

Her manager, Oyama Dyosiba, verified her hospitalization last month, citing “complaints about physical pains.”

Last month, her manager, Oyama Dyosiba, confirmed she had been hospitalised “following complaints about physical pains”.

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She had suffered liver disease after problems with alcoholism, confirmed by Dyosiba in 2019. Her sister Nomonde said that year doctors had told her, “if [Zahara] continues drinking, she is going to die … We are making sure that there is always someone around her to monitor her so that she doesn’t start drinking again”.

Born Bulelwa Mkutukana in 1987, Zahara was self-taught on guitar and broke through in 2011 with her debut album, Loliwe, a commercial hit that also won album of the year at the South African music awards.

She performed the title track for Nelson Mandela at his home before his death in 2013, and later wrote a tribute song with the lyrics: “Hero of heroes / There’s none like him.” That song, like the rest of her discography, was sung in a blend of Xhosa and English.

Her second album, Phendula, opened with a collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, while the country-influenced follow-up, Country Girl, went three times platinum. She signed with a major label, Warner Music, for her fourth album, Mgodi, following a dispute with previous label TS Records.

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Source: Ghanacelebrities.com

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