By: Gcina Veyi
With usual expectations, the South African afro soul and jazzy artist Lerato Molapo well known as Lira released her fourth studio album Return to Love. It was releasedon the 28th January 2011 which draws together everything that Lira has worked for since first embarked on her music career- 2003 with her debut album All my love, 2006 it was Feel good and Soul in mind 2008 which later featured a Live concert, a celebration 2009 which sold platinum numbers. The All my love and Feel good album gave her confidence in her singular abilities to proceed with what she does best.
The multi-award winning artist Lira, was achieved an award for album of the year and best female artist for 2008 record. Her latest album category features and genre are POP, R&B and Local which includes beautiful songs such as Phakade, Valley of darkness, Mali and Call me which she wrote about plaintive plea for answers in a world that?s lost its way.
The 11 track album is entirely about love and feeling good, the love of her country (South Africa) and the intimate love of others. Her production is known worldwide as she toured the planet in support of her career international launch and debut offering for the European. Lira is definitely one of South Africa?s most prosperous and well know artist inside and outside South Africa.
The 29 year old lady delivers good music and as time goes she shows success, development over the past years mostly as a young songwriter and an intuitive performer. Her album Return to love is available at Musica stores at normal prices of approximately R130. The 11 tracks are available on Google, YouTube and they are sold as caller tunes and ring tones on cell phones. Best believe that Lira is one of South Africa best afro soul and jazz musician.
Lira?s music has developed as numerous people buy her albums; she is a role model to many. She is married to Robin Kohl which is her producer as well as her primary co-songwriter, interestingly the two lovebirds married on the 9th of the 9th 2009 in Mauritius.
Lira is a fashion icon and an entrepreneur and of course a musician that brings the natural flavour as some of her songs are in Xhosa and Sesotho, Lira is from Daveyton in Ekurhuleni, in Johannesburg Eastrand.