Kirk Whalum and Zahara. Picture: Instagram

Afro-pop singer Zahara, real name Bulelwa Mkuthukana is flying the South African flag high in American, Canada and London.

Over the weekend, the "Loliwe" hitmaker took the stage with the American jazz saxophonist and songwriter Kirk Whalum, as the duo wowed the crowd in Washington DC with their rendition of "I Will Always Love You". 

The song that was made popular by music legends, the likes of Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston.

Zahara shared the memorable experience with her followers on social media.

"Deep and original, one of the best from Africa..... keep shinning", commented one of her Instagram followers.

South African TV show hostess and businesswoman Felicia Mabuza-Suttle also commented, urging that Zahara to "keep the memory of Miriam Makeba alive when" she performs abroad.

Fellow musicians including Kirk Whalum Berita and other South African stars and fans congratulated Zahara on her stellar performance.


Zahara featured Whalum on the hit track Umfazi on her latest album Mgodi.

Prior to the US tour, Zahara took over Canada and the United Kingdom.