18 April 2017
Zolani Mahola lead singer and one of the 7 great musicians that make up our loved Freshlyground. After Freshlyground published their second album, Nomvula, in 2004, The Sunday Times described Zolani as one of South Africa’s best and most inspiring young singers. FUN FACT: She traveled to Cape Town and Durban with English pop singer Robbie Williams in 2006. She sang on The Parlotones’ third studio album, Stardust Galaxies (2009). At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Zolani, with Freshlyground and Shakira, performed “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” in the opening and closing ceremonies. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” was the official song of FIFA World Cup in 2010. Zolani paid tribute her favourite artists, Ella Fitzgerald and Leonard Cohen.