JOHANNESBURG – AFRO-SOUL sensation “Zahara”, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, is said to be a troubled soul. This after reports that her radio presenter boyfriend, Amaza Ntshanga of Umhlobo Wenene FM, had dumped her.
Sunday Sun has heard allegations that the Loliwe star has been badly upset by accusations from her boyfriend that she wasn’t taking her career seriously. But insiders in the lives of Zahara and Amaza claim there’s another factor in the split.
And this is said to be the distance between the pair. “Zahara lives in Jozi and Amaza stays in Cape Town. “For them to see each other is a serious mission. Amaza complained that Zahara makes no effort to visit Cape Town and see him.”
A colleague at the Xhosa radio station claimed: “He used to go up to Jozi to be with her. “He also begged the station bosses to give him a transfer to Jozi – but that didn’t work.”
It is understood that the reason behind Amaza’s pleas to be in Jozi was his desire to get Zahara away from the bottle. Allegedly, she loves firewater more than she loves her music career.
A source in the music industry claimed: “When was the last time you heard that Zahara would perform in the country? “Even TS Records bosses are tired of bringing her to order as she is a difficult person. She is also frustrated because her new album seems to be a flop.”
It’s understood that Amaza asked her to take it easy on the booze, but allegedly Zahara told him he shouldn’t tell her what to do with her life.
“Zahara is no longer an innocent girl, she has changed completely,” said the source.
Yesterday Amaza said: “Last week at the MTN Radio Awards my show Sijiki Langa won an award for the second time. So why don’t those people talk about that instead of gossiping?”
Yesterday Zahara’s manager, Zakes Makaba, said: “I’ll try to get hold of her – but right now her phone is still off.”– Daily Sun