Berita celebrates 23rd birthday

BULAWAYO-born Afro-pop sensation, Metro FM award winner Berita Khumalo is scheduled to celebrate her belated 23rd birthday at a top notch joint in South Africa on Saturday.

NONHLANHA SIBANDA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Information obtained by Southern Eye Lifestyle yesterday indicates Berita is hosting the bash in collaboration with the Unsigned Movement, a loose grouping of upcoming South African musicians, at Shitanga Lounge, Newtown in Johannesburg.

Yesterday she took to Twitter and Facebook openly inviting all music lovers to come and celebrate with her as well as “eat cake”.

“Good evening wonderful people! Can I invite you all to my 23rd birthday party that will be held next week Saturday. Come and listen to music and eat cake with me, celebrating all good things to come! All Glory to God,” she wrote.

Part of the Unsigned Movement artistes expected to perform at Berita’s birthday bash, include Carry Wolf, Werner Berker, Fluid Motion, Anumi, X The one, Ramatsimela, Mr Bles-sing, Nebo and the Revolving Sounds and Jazz Cats.

Born Gugulethu Khumalo from Bulawayo’s Nketa 6 suburb, Berita recently graduated with a degree in financial information systems at Walter Sisilu University, South Africa.

The Thando Lwethu hit maker is a winner of the 12th Metro Award after she walked away with the best african pop Album gong for her debut album, Conquering Spirit.

Both her parents are teachers by profession who joined the mass migrations and settled in New Zealand in 2005.

Berita went to South Africa four years ago to further her studies and enrolled at the Walter Sisilu University upon her return from New Zealand.

Though she sings in both Zulu and Xhosa, she believes her Xhosa is not yet as perfect as she would like it to be, she told a South African newspaper last year.

“I might not be South Africa-born, but I am an adopted child of the Eastern Cape.

“I feel at home here and feel even more blessed that I discovered my passion while here,” Berita said.

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