Lady Za­mar aims to change her dress sense

Af­ter much crit­i­cism, the singer ups her game and gives her fans what they want

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Bonolo Sekudu

OVER the past weeks, award-win­ning singer Lady Za­mar has been bashed for dress­ing in what has been called ‘hideous’ out­fits when­ever she has made stage ap­pear­ances. Af­ter giv­ing it a thought, the Pretoria-born singer has de­cided to let her crit­ics win. She has done a bit of in­tro­spec­tion and prom­ises to look the part go­ing for­ward.

NEW IM­PROVED WARDROBE

“Why hasn’t Lady Za­mar fired her stylist? I love her to bits but her out­fits...,” one Twit­ter user wrote. Hun­dreds of other nasty com­ments have trended in protest of her wardrobe. Tal­ented as she is, her ap­pear­ances on stage had peo­ple dis­cussing her out­fits in­stead of her as a tal­ented jewel Mzansi is blessed to have.

“Some­times, there is crit­i­cism you can take and learn from,” she says. Af­ter de­lib­er­at­ing with her team and fam­ily, she de­cided to lis­ten.

“It is all about be­ing an ex­ten­sion of your­self and un­der­stand­ing that when peo­ple hear your mu­sic, there is a cer­tain way that they see you,” she says.

At the re­cent South African Mu­sic Awards red car­pet, she strut­ted in a mus­tard high waist skirt with a long trail and a crop top. The Col­lide hit-maker says, “From now, we are step­ping up the game. Like Bo­nang would say ‘give the peo­ple what they want’.”

AC­CUSED OF LIP-SYNCING

Opinions on Twit­ter are not a rare commodity. Af­ter her per­for­mance at the SAMA Awards in Sun City, where her debut al­bum, King Za­mar, won Dance Al­bum of the Year, she was ac­cused of lip-syncing. It is not the first time that such an ac­cu­sa­tion is waged against the tal­ented singer. For this rea­son, she has even done live record­ings such as the Feel Good Ses­sions where she shows-off her vo­cal magic.

“Some things they say are just stupid. It makes me mad when I put a lot of ef­fort into pre­par­ing for a per­for­mance and hear such com­ments,” Lady Za­mar says. But she ad­mits to laugh­ing-off a lot of things that are said about her on so­cial me­dia.

Per­haps it is the prin­ci­ples her mom has raised her with that keep her level-headed when she faces nasty com­ments. “I thank my mom for teach­ing me about prayer,” she adds.

PROV­ING HER­SELF

When Lady Za­mar re­leased her debut al­bum last year, King Za­mar, there was a quake of con­fu­sion about why she would go for such a ti­tle. But she says for her, the ti­tle was val­i­da­tion that she was good enough to have a solo al­bum. Hav­ing worked on one of the big­gest songs in 2016, Charlotte, with Prince Kay­bee and other males in the in­dus­try, she says it was her time to claim her own shine as a king.

“I was tired of col­lab­o­rat­ing or be­ing fea­tured on tracks. I wanted to val­i­date that I could make it even though I was told that I could not,” she says.

The al­bum’s gold sta­tus at­tests to this. Known to al­ways sing about love, Lady Za­mar, who is ru­moured to be in a re­la­tion­ship with artist, Sjava, could not con­firm if the ru­mours are true. Move! asked her to rate the ru­mours on a scale of 1 to 10, she says, “I will not rate. I pre­fer to keep my per­sonal life pri­vate.”

Lady Za­mar has promised to put her dress sense in tune with her mu­sic af­ter be­ing crit­i­cised for her dress sense at the SA­MAs and Miss SA 2018

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