Now what is Zolani Mahola doo-be-doing with her life?


Now what is Zolani Mahola doo-be-doing with her life?

The beloved lead singer of Freshly Ground has a few new tricks up her sleeve as she goes solo

Sanet Oberholzer

Zolani Mahola has a voice you can recognise anywhere. It features prominently in the backtrack of many South Africans’ lives, an endearing memory of the parties during the Fifa World Cup in 2010 – her collaboration with Shakira always managed to energise the dance floor.

Not only is she now launching her career as a solo artist, she has a brand new career as a motivational speaker.

Her new songs, written and played by her on the guitar, accompany her stories of growing up. She injects humour into her tales of heartache and talks about her two lives – the one at home with her family and the other in a model C Catholic school where the name Zolani was traded for Monica and a white boy broke her heart...

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