Zahara Biography: Age, Music, Awards, Relationship, Net Worth
Bulelwa Mkutukana best known as Zahara is a South African singer and songwriter. Zahara had a strong passion for music from a young age and started out as a street performer. She has released four successful studio albums.
Stage Name: Zahara
Real Name: Bulelwa Mkutukana
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
Date Of Birth/Age: 9 November 1988 (32 Years Old)
Place of Birth: East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Single
Zahara started out as a street performer on the streets of East London. She was spotted by TK Nciza of TS Records who signed her to his label. This began her journey in the music industry.
Zahara’s debut album “Loliwe” was released in 2011 and became an instant success. The first issue of the album sold out in 72 hours, the album reached platinum status in 13 days and double platinum status in 19 days.
Her first Live DVD which features X Factor USA contestant, LeRoy Bell reached platinum status in one day. In May 2012, she won 8 SAMA awards including “Best Female Artist” and “Album of the Year”.
Her second album, “Phendula” won three SAMAs for “Best Selling Album”, “Best R&B, Soul and Reggae Album” and “Best Female Artist”. Same year, she performed a private bedside concert at Mandela’s home. She composed and released the “ Nelson Mandela EP” in his honour.
After her brother’s murder, she released the “Country Girl” album in 2015.
In 2017, she signed with Warner Music South Africa and released her fourth studio album “Mgodi”. The album went Gold in just 6 hours.
•Country Girl -2015
•The Beginning Live
•Nelson Mandela (EP)
•Lengoma (with DJ Sbu)
•Thetha Nami (with Riot)
Is Zahara in a relationship?
Zahara was previously in a relationship with Ian Sibiya, they celebrated their second anniversary in 2019 but unfortunately they parted ways afterwards. The rumour was that Ian was worried about his personal life being publicized on social media.
Zahara is currently in a relationship with a pastor. She revealed that she wants to be in a relationship with a God-fearing man saying she derives her ambition from her parents who are Christian. She has hinted on getting married to him saying “might get married soon” or “before the end of the year”.
Zahara’s exact net worth is not known by the public. However, ZALebs reported that she’s worth an estimated R15 million although she has had some financial troubles in the past. But, based on what she has in her musical portfolio and future sales out look, her performance on major streaming services, properties, her net worth is estimated to be around $500,000 – $3 Million.