Lira (born 14 March 1979) whose real name is Lerato Moipone Molapo is a South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist and singer.
She was born on the 14th of March of 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. As of 2022, she is 43 years old and celebrates her birthday on March 14th every year.
Since 2009, she has been married to Robin Kohl. Her manager is Robin, and the two often fly together for her shows and work obligations.
They started dating in March 2004 and married in Mauritius on September 9, 2009. 15 members of the immediate family are said to have attended the wedding.
Arthur Mafokate, a musician and producer, discovered her in 2000 and signed her to his record label, 999 Music, where she released her debut album, All My Love (2003).
At the Metro FM Awards, the South African Music Awards, and the Channel O Reel Music Awards, she earned recognition for the song. Even Beyoncé’s song “Dangerously in Love” was kicked off the charts by the title track.
She’s also been involved in a number of projects for The Southern Africa Trust. She was named one of the wealthiest female singers in Africa by Forbes Magazine in 2015, with a net worth of more than $35 million. She is currently a member of The Voice South Africa’s coaching panel.
Lira was hand-picked by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics to feature in their South African advertising campaigns, which were filmed in Johannesburg, in early 2016.
- All My Love (999 Music,2003)
- Feel Good (Sony/BMG Africa, 2006)
- Soul in Mind (Sony/BMG Africa, 2008)
- Lira Live in Concert: A Celebration (Sony/BMG Africa, 2009)
- Return to Love (Sony/BMG Africa, 2011)
- CAPTURED IN TOUR (Oratel Music, 2011)
- The LIRA EP (9 August 2011)
- LIRA: The First Decade (Oratel Music, 2014)
- Rise Again (Shanachie Records, 2014)
- Born Free (Otarel Music, 2016)
- “All My Love” (2003)
- “Good Lovin'” (2003)
- “Feel Good” (2006)
- “Ixesha” (2007)
- “Wa Mpaleha” (2008)
- “Rise Again” (2009)
- “Phakade” (2010)
- “Get into Action” (2010)
- “Mali” (2012)
- “Be My Friend” (2012)
- “Eduze Kwami” (2013)
- “Listen” (2015)
- “Rhythms of your Heart” (2015)
- “Let There Be Light” (2016)
- “Be About It” (2016)
- “Sekunjalo” (2016)
She has an estimated net worth of $200,000 which she has earned as a musician.