Lira excited to perform for Obama

2012-12-13 10:38
Johannesburg - South African singer Lira is excited to perform at an inauguration ball for American president Barack Obama in January, she said on Wednesday.

"I'm very excited. I got the invite about three weeks ago," she said in Pretoria.

"The president will be present during my performance and I hope I get to meet him."

During the inauguration taking place in Washington on 21 January, Lira will perform two sets for about 200 people at the African-themed ball -one of the 10 official balls.

She said December had been a busy month and she had not had the time to think of which songs to sing.

"I kind of have to exist one week at a time... I have some ideas, but I have not really planned it, I wouldn't want to lie."

Lira and her band are expected to leave on 19 January.

The songbird was chosen from a shortlist of African musicians nominated to perform at the ball.

Comments

  • Bomkazi Bhobho - 2012-12-13 11:16

    Wow. Great stuff!!!

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-13 11:46

    good chance to showcase her brand....to the Americans.....good opportunity......

      sandi.mblashwa - 2012-12-13 12:22

      great chance lira

  • francoisjacques.malan - 2012-12-13 11:59

    Go Lira!!! Really happy for you! Go rock their socks off!

  • OSSY24 - 2012-12-13 12:03

    ONCE YOU'VE SUNG AND HE LISTENS TO SOME TRUE RYTHMS THAT EMANATES FROM YOUR EXOTIC TALENT THEN...YES HE'LL MEET YOU LOL!!!

  • debbieedwards101 - 2012-12-13 12:13

    Lira, it is a great achievement to perform for somebody who is worthy of being performed for - Obama is unfortunately not that person - this is the same person who sanctioned the bombing of palestinians by Israel, the same person who has no conscience when innocent women and children are killed in the name of greed, the same person who has not given the prisoners of GTmo Bay a fair trial and allowed them to be held there unfairly, and the same person who still allows racism of his own kind in his own country - all while he sits in the White House with his family or visits those who were affected by the hurricane (great exposure though). Lets hope he enjoys your performance while more people die under his watch.

  • debbieedwards101 - 2012-12-13 12:20

    Lira, it is a great achievement to perform for somebody who is worthy of being performed for - Obama is unfortunately not that person - this is the same person who sanctioned the bombing of Palestinians by Israel, the same person who has no conscience when innocent women and children are killed in the name of greed, the same person who has not given the prisoners of GTmo Bay a fair trial and allowed them to be held there unfairly, the same person who still allows racism of his own kind in his own country and who also condones and sanctions the bombing of innocent people in Pakistan with drones - all while he sits in the safety of the White House with HIS family. Lets hope he enjoys your performance but remember as this is happening, more people are dying under his instructions. My point here is that ones principals should be solidly based on moral standing when deciding to be in the presence of certain people whose morals and policies are questionable - you are in the position to make the right choice.

      mohau.chabeli.9 - 2012-12-13 12:55

      Ag shut up! U neva complained when the likes of Paul Simon performd here in the height of a cultural sanctions. Principle must nt b applied subjectively.

      Ntutu Dlova - 2012-12-13 13:42

      How is what u r doing now different from what u r accusing BO of? Its ur opinion not Liras, pity they didnt ask u, maybe what u think mite have meant something, for now , we dont give a faf

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-13 17:52

    Ain't she sweet.... see her , walking down the street.... Now I ask you very confidently ..... Ain't She sweet as.

      OSSY24 - 2012-12-14 08:03

      SWEETEST TABOO EVER!!

  • teresa.clarke.9028 - 2013-01-21 05:41

    So proud of our Lira - she makes all South Africans proud. See this short video produced about her as she prepares for the Big Day. www.africa.com

  • teresa.clarke.9028 - 2013-01-21 05:42

    Lira makes all South Africans proud to be South African. See this 2 minute video created about her appearance for the Obamas. www.africa.com

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