The Recording Industry of South Africa sends well wishes to musician Lira, whose real name is Lerato Moipone Molapo, and her family after learning of her ill-health.
Her family revealed in a statement yesterday that the multiple SAMA award-winning musician had suffered a stroke during a recent trip to Germany where she had been booked to perform. The stroke has affected her speech and ability to communicate. Her family further added that she is currently receiving medical treatment in South Africa and went on to thank her supporters for their words of encouragement.
The Daveyton born chanteuse had recently partnered with an online platform offering a unique learning experience, where she would offer creatives useful industry advice. Moreover, her phenomenal catalogue and musical prowess were celebrated during fellow musician JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions last month.
Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO, sent a message of support: “As RiSA, we were immensely taken aback to learn about Lira’s recent stroke. As a recording artist and performer Lira has enjoyed great support around the world. We cannot debate the contribution that her gift has had and continues to have on the South African music industry. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to receiving news that she is well and will again be gracing stages.”