Lira Gets A Barbie Doll In Her Likeness

African Celebs
1 min readAug 7, 2019

Congratulations are in order! Lerato Molapo, best known by her stage name ‘Lira’ is a South African veteran singer prominently known for her decades of contribution to Contemporary R&B, Afro-soul, Funk and Jazz.

Photo Credit: Miss Lira (Instagram)

Her hard work and talent has won her South African Music Award for Best Afro-Soul Vocalist for a whopping 11 times since her debut in 2003.

No doubt, Arthur Mafokate shaped her life by signing her into 999 Music.

Lira was born in Daveyton, South Africa 4 decades ago (1979). Convincingly, once can conclude that her undivided interest inspired the superstar’s career in many veterans’ award-winning songs, including Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Miriam Makeba.


Originally published at on August 7, 2019.



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