Tamia’s beautiful offering to the Cape

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iol ton pic cw Tamia 5117 Independent Newspapers Grammy-nominated R&B singer and songwriter Tamia performs at the GrandWest Arena tonight on her third visit to South Africa. As an artist, you go where the love is - and I certainly feel the love when I am here, she said. Picture: Adrian de Kock

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R&B singer Tamia Hill, who performs at GrandWest Arena tonight, said she felt at home whenever she visited South Africa.

The Canadian-born singer and songwriter, 38, who arrived this week before her three-city tour, said she couldn’t get enough of the people and the beautiful country whenever she visited.

It is Tamia’s third visit to South Africa. She will perform tonight in Cape Town, then tomorrow at Carnival City in Joburg, before heading to Port Elizabeth on Wednesday for her final show.

The six-time Grammy nominee is here to promote her latest album Beautiful Surprise.

Hill said she was excited to perform in front of her South African fans.

“As an artist, you go where the love is - and I certainly feel the love when I am here.

“My fans can expect a slightly nostalgic performance, taking you down memory lane, from the beginning of my career with You Put a Move on my Heart, to present-day Beautiful Surprise.”

“I like to get as much in as possible in the short time I am in this beautiful country,” she said, as she will head back to the US after her last show.

Tamia is best known for her first Top 40 hit on the R&B charts You Put a Move on My Heart, her 2001 hit Stranger in My House and Still.

At last year’s Grammy Awards, Tamia was nominated for best R&B song and best R&B album.

She co-headlined the Singles tour with R Kelly, and also toured the US with her Beautiful Surprise tour.

The singer said she was excited about hearing some local music while in the country. “I have recently been given a huge collection of local repertoire from Gallo and I am really excited about listening to the music.”

Tamia said she was working on a new album which was sure to excite fans.

“I’m in the studio working on my new album, coming soon. I am very excited about everyone in South Africa hearing my new album.”

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