‘Per­fec­tion­ist’ Za­mar is king of the love song

CityPress - - News - PHUTI MATHOBELA phuti.mathobela@city­press.co.za


Songstress Lady Za­mar ( en­tered sev­eral sing­ing com­pe­ti­tions in high school but never walked away with a tro­phy. How­ever, she re­mained de­ter­mined to pur­sue her mu­sic dream.

The singer, whose given name is Yamikani Banda, was born in Tem­bisa and raised in Pre­to­ria, where she fell in love with mu­sic at the ten­der age of 12.

To­day she de­scribes her­self as a per­fec­tion­ist who wants to en­sure that every song res­onates with her au­di­ence. In March this year she re­leased her solo de­but al­bum, King Za­mar, whose ti­tle she says is in­spired by her feminism.

“I am ob­sessed with mu­sic and when it comes to my own, I don’t mind spend­ing all my time in stu­dio mak­ing sure that it’s flaw­less,” she said, adding that she was hop­ing to in­spire many peo­ple with the al­bum which in­cludes the hit song Love Is Blind. She is cur­rently pro­mot­ing her lat­est sin­gle, My Baby.

Look­ing cheer­ful and glow­ing in her stylish black jump­suit for her in­ter­view at the City Press of­fices, Lady Za­mar talks about her ca­reer and pas­sion for phi­lan­thropy. She says she wants to use her plat­form and tal­ent to rep­re­sent women.

The an­i­mated singer started mak­ing head­lines in 2015 when she fea­tured on the pop­u­lar song, Mamelodi, along­side Ju­nior Taurus. “Re­leas­ing my duo al­bum, Cot­ton Candy, with DJ Ju­nior Taurus was my big break into the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try,” she says.

The tal­ented vo­cal­ist has also worked with Prince Kay­bee and Lulo Café to pro­duce the hits Char­lotte and Dark Shad­ows. Asked what her motto in life is, Lady Za­mar said: “The word ‘im­pos­si­ble’ is just a word.

“Any­thing can be achieved and when you trust your work, you will go places.”

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