Nu-Jazz / Soul


LIRA is a multi-platinum award winning South African Singer/Songwriter. She has graced the covers of numerous fashion & lifestyle magazines & won a multitude of accolades from The South African Music Awards, MTV Africa Awards, Channel O Awards, Metro FM & MOJO Awards as well as Glamour Magazine South Africa’s 2008 “Woman of the Year.”

LIRA is the first African artist to release a full HD DVD in Blu Ray (3x Platinum) and she is the highest selling vocalist in South Africa. She has released five platinum selling albums on Sony Africa: All My Love (2003), Feel Good (2006), Soul in Mind (2008), Live in Concert; A Celebration (2009), Return to Love (2011). She is preparing release of new LP Rise Again (January 31, 2012).

Over the past few years – buoyed by multi-platinum sales of her two studio albums and live DVD, a mantlepiece full of awards and support of fans- LIRA has made no secret of her desire to find a global audience for her music.

“I have big dreams,” Lira says.

“Some of Lira’s lyrics are down to earth, yet every one of the 11 songs has a profound message of its own. Self acceptance, childhood longings, heartbreak, self creation, learning to love the one you are with, relationship dynamics, the ups and downs of life and encouragement to progress. Lira always manages to speak to every dimension of being a woman..” – Thuso Masikhwa

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