Zahara is in Ghana for the seventh annual Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards in Africa.

Zahara is in Ghana

Zahara is in Ghana for the seventh annual Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards in Africa.

The South African singer and songwriter Zulelwa Mkutukana, better known by her stage name Zahara, has arrived in Ghana for the 7th Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards. Her music is categorized as “Afro-soul.”

On Saturday, October 1, at the Accra International Conference Center, the awards ceremony would take place (AICC).

Her songs, which are categorized as light “Afro-soul,” captivate listeners with both English and Xhosa lyrics.

Zahara’s debut album, “Loliwe,” was released in 2011 and it sold out within 72 hours 19 days after TK Nciza signed her to the label TS Records.

Later, after selling over 100,000 copies, the album was certified double platinum in South Africa.

She has received 17 South African Music Awards, three Metro FM Awards, and one Nigeria Entertainment Award in addition to her accolades.

Her music has been compared to a mashup of the Tracy Chapman and India Arie-popularized genres.

Kojo Soboh, CEO of EMY Africa, commented on her participation in the awards and appearance, calling her “clearly a class act” and “a musician who fits with EMY’s niche audience and the atmosphere we want to create at the final ceremony.”

She will be performing on a bill that includes gospel singer Efe Grace and Kwabena Kwabena, two of Ghana’s most well-known crooners, as well as some of the country’s most renowned crooners, Kwabena Kwabena and Akwaboah. It promises to be a lovely occasion.

Since 2016, the Exclusive Men of the Year Awards (EMY Africa) has honored the best in male achievements in local business, the community, culture, and public service. The EMY Africa is recognized nationally as a prestigious awards ceremony for men across Africa. Numerous men of all ages and professions have received awards for their talents, initiatives, and societal contributions.

The EMY Africa Awards, one of West Africa’s largest award ceremonies, have honored several notable individuals, including the former president of Ghana John Agyekum Kufuor, Tony Elumelo (founder and CEO, United Bank of Africa), Togbe Afede XIV (President, African World Airlines), His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu (Chief Iman of Ghana), Sir Sam Jonah (CEO, Jonah (Ivorian music legend).

Others include Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Marufatu Abiola Bawuah, CEO of McDan Shipping, Dr. Daniel McKorley, and the Regional CEO for UBA, West Africa.

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