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Zolani Mahola on losing weight : 'I feel amazing'

2015-05-20 09:00


Zolani Mahola. (YouTube)

Johannesburg- Freshly Ground's lead singer Zolani Mahola opened up to The Juice about her epic body transformation, being a Sing Off SA judge, and what fans can expect from the band in the near future. 


Zolani told The Juice that her decision to do something about her weight came after she started feeling really "disconnected" from herself.

"I was just feeling too heavy. In fact, I had no business being that big," Zolani explained. 

She added that it was then that she decided it was time to do something about her physical appearance. "The transformation has been a huge life change, which has given me the chance to re-connect with myself and I feel amazing," she added. 

"I'm looking for originality" 

Zolani was recently revealed as one of The Sing Off SA judges and says she's looking for originality... 

She explained that the competition has been a great experience so far and that contestants are really surprising judges.  "I'm really looking for ingenuity among contestants," she added.

The songbird explained that she dreams of seeing Acapella music gain popularity in the country. "I'm excited to see how the youth take Acapella to new heights," she added. 


It's been a while since we've heard new music from the award-winning band, but the wait is almost over. Zolani revealed to us that the band is releasing a new single, Don't Leave Me in June. 

"The song has a afro-country feel to it, which we hope fans will connect with it," she says. 

The songstress explained that they incorporated new sounds with this single and are excited to see how fans react to it.

We can't wait! 

Catch Freshly Ground at the MTN Bushfire Music Festival in Swaziland from 29-31 May. 

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