Elegant. Soulful. Radiant. Few words come close to describing the rich, silky sound of South Africa’s preeminent female vocalist of the 21st century. Since embarking on her incomparable career nearly a decade ago, Lira has blazed an astonishing trail of accomplishments that few artists in the history of the entire continent can lay claim to. Raised in the Daveyton township of Johannesburg's East Rand section, Lira's early life was shaped by the harsh realities of South Africa's apartheid system. Despite that, her drive to create was strong enough to transcend her social circumstances. Lira gracefully follows in the footsteps of giants such as the late Miriam Makeba and the legendary Letta Mbulu, she has brazenly carved her own musical niche with her self-described Afro-soul sound. Her flawless dossier boasts a multitude of accolades and multi-platinum albums, all of which have left an indelible impression on Africa-at-large.