In a moving tribute to the late South African music icon Zahara, legendary musician Ringo Madlingozi delivered a soul-stirring performance at her memorial service, held at Rhema Bible Church in Randburg on December 14, 2023. Madlingozi, who has recently made a comeback in the music industry, chose to honor Zahara by performing her hit song ‘Loliwe,’ leaving the audience and fans nationwide deeply touched.
The memorial service, attended by a multitude of fans, celebrities, and politicians, became a platform for celebrating Zahara’s life and music. Madlingozi’s rendition of ‘Loliwe’ was not just a performance but a heartfelt homage to a fellow artist whose music has been a source of inspiration for many. The choice of song, deeply associated with Zahara’s journey in the music world, resonated with the attendees, evoking a sense of nostalgia and reverence.
Ringo singing Zahara's song "Loliwe #ZaharaMemorialSeervice
— Meshack Mathe Bevhula (@MeshackBevhula) December 14, 2023
Social media platforms buzzed with reactions to Madlingozi’s performance. Fans and netizens expressed their admiration for his vocal prowess and the emotional depth he brought to the song. Comments ranged from acknowledging his legendary status in the music industry to appreciating the perfect match of his voice for the tribute. The performance was seen as a fitting send-off for Zahara, whose music has left an indelible mark on the South African music landscape.
Zahara’s memorial service was not just a farewell but a celebration of her life and contributions to music. Her journey, marked by both triumphs and challenges, has been an inspiration to many. The service highlighted the impact of her music, which transcended boundaries and touched hearts across the nation.
Now that we’re having the conversation, unless you’re from a household where Zahara’s Loliwe, Ringo Live & the Bible are a mother’s most prised possessions, you have no business being a South African music executive. Just like no South African can be a music executive in Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/21D5JCRl0r
— MORAL Authority (@lavidaNOTA) December 13, 2023
As South Africa continues to mourn the loss of one of its most beloved musicians, the memorial service, and particularly Madlingozi’s performance, will be remembered as a poignant reminder of Zahara’s legacy. Her music, now a part of the nation’s cultural fabric, will continue to inspire and heal, just as she had hoped.