WINDHOEK, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Award winning South African songstress Lira, real name Lerato Malapo, left revellers in Namibia's capital crying for more following her scintillating performance at Warehouse theatre on Thursday.
Lira who performed to a packed auditorium in celebration of her 40th birthday was a classy act during her performance where revellers in the usually sleepy Windhoek on weekdays braced the wet weather to get a glimpse of the well-travelled musician.
Despite staging a rather short performance, Lira's popularity in Namibia was very visible in the venue as revellers sang along some of the songs from the multi-platinum selling artist who in the past has clinched 11 accolades at the South African Annual music award.
Judging from the atmosphere at the venue one would be tempted to think Lira is one of the many Namibian musicians as her music done both in English and her vernacular saw multitudes of fun lovers serenaded beyond the usual.
"This was perhaps one of those unforgettable performances from Lira that I have witnessed before and better still it came in the middle of the week which is not a common phenomenon in our country," said Mekondjo Paulus who was part of the audience to the many Namibians who attended the act.
Lira was also ably backed by popular Namibian musician Liz Ehlers who did not disappoint fans in a curtain raising act.
Akin to her inviting voice Lira attracted a multicultural crowd that had no option but to sing and dance in one direction to the South African churning her multiple melodious songs that people have been accustomed to in the past year.