Is SA diva Zahara prioritising career? over wedding?
By Sharon Kavhu
HARARE – While it is every woman’s dream to walk down the aisle wearing that white dress to exchange marriage vows with their soulmates, South African songstress Zahara seems to be prioritising her musical career over her wedding.
Following her customary marriage to DJ Amaza Ntshanga last year, Zahara’s “white” wedding was scheduled for early this year but has been postponed to August this year due to the South African diva’s busy work schedule.
Born as Bulelwa Mkutukana, the songstress said she wants to be hands-on in her wedding preparations and due to her hectic work schedule, she had to postpone the wedding dates.
“I would rather plan my own wedding because I think I know what I want and what I love. But with everything else that is going on like, my performances and working on my album I may need to get a wedding planner even though I really would not prefer that,” Zahara told TshisaLIVE recently.
She explained that much to her fiancé’s disappointment, her busy schedule and plans for the year have forced her to slow down her wedding preparations.
“Obviously, my fiancé is not happy about the delay, but he understands,” Zahara added.
Zahara said her hectic career schedule is expected to lessen during the third quarter of the year and hopes that her wedding will be set in August.
She also revealed that local glitzy TV show ‘Top Billing’ has offered to cover the wedding.
Zahara and Amaza have been dating for the past four years. Even though they tried to keep their romance out of the public eye, the interest around them has been overwhelming.
Over the years, they have faced break-up rumours, cheating allegations and more recently ‘failed lobola’ rumours, but they have managed to conquer all.
Zahara was born in 1987 and started singing in her school’s choir at the age of six and she was asked to join the senior choir when she was only nine because of her strong voice.
In 2011, her debut album ‘Loliwe’ went platinum in 13 days and went double platinum after just 17 days, selling over 100,000 copies in South Africa. It also had over a million views on YouTube.
She won seven awards, including best female awards and album of the year on 1 May 2012, during the annual South African Music Awards.
Her song, ‘Loliwe’ was voted 2011 Metro FM song of the year and best album, and she was awarded the best female artist during the 18th South African Music Awards.
She also won the best Urban Smooth Album for ‘Loliwe’ in the same awards.