ZIMBABWEAN music sensation Berita Khumalo will tonight share the stage with American musician Kenny Lattimore in Pretoria, South Africa, at a live concert dubbed Soul Revival as her star continues to shine.
The Nketa-born Berita, now resident of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, will also brush shoulders with South Africa’s award-winning Donald and Thandiswa Mazwai, among other celebrated musicians on the Soul Revival stage.
Soul Revival, part of Women’s Day celebrations this month, will be staged at Morula Casino and Hotel, Pretoria.
An over-the-moon Berita told Southern Eye Lifestyle yesterday that she could not wait for tonight to rub shoulders with acclaimed regional and international musicians to celebrate Women’s Day.
“We have been preparing hard for this show. We can’t wait to be on the same stage with Kenny Lattimore and others,” Berita said.
Lattimore has nine albums under his belt. They include Back to Cool, Things That Lovers Do, For You and many more.
Lattimore posted on his Twitter handle that he would be singing “to the hearts of women and the minds of men to encourage love”.
Berita is riding high with the album Conquering Spirit that has the hit song Thandolwethu, which has rocked Zimbabwe and South African radio stations such as Metro FM, Ukhozi FM, and Umhlobo Wenene FM.
The album won her the Best African Pop Album in the Metro FM awards that were held in February.
The multi-talented 21-year-old relocated to South Africa in 2010 to study for a diploma in financial information systems at Walter Sisulu University.
Little did she know that she would record and release an album that would sell out in just two days soon after arriving in South Africa!
Berita, who now has a record deal with Oskido’s Kalawa Jazmee Records, taught herself how to play the guitar after buying one in 2010.
She has been compared to South African song bird Zahara because of her vocal prowess and her Afro-soul style of music.