LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow ) —South Africa’s award-winning vocalist, Lerato Moipone Molapo better known by her stage name as Lira has been unveiled as the headline artist for this year’s inaugural ‘Blue Mingoli’ Music concert scheduled for October 24 in Lilongwe.

“I am so excited to be performing at this year’s Blue Mingoli concert on the 24 of October,” Lira in an audio message which Standard Bank played at Chameleon during a curtain-raiser show by Nesnes and Eunice Mhango.

“I have heard a lot about the warm heart of Africa and what it has to offer and I’m truly honoured to be invited to headline this event.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all the supporting acts all of the best. I am confident that together we will give a memorable concert. See you there!” she added.

Mrs Margaret Kubwalo-Chaika, the bank’s Head of Personal and Business Banking said the institution was proud to be hosting Lira during the concert, which rebranded from Joy of Jazz.

“Lira is a musician who is on top of her game in contemporary music in South Africa. She leads the pack of Afro-pop and jazz divas on the continent and her resume as a platinum award-winning musician speaks volumes about her repertoire,” she said.

Lira is a multi-platinum selling and an eight times South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist