Lira to perform for Obama

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SOUTH African singing sensation Lira, aka Lerato Molapo, is set to give the performance of her life when she sings for US President Barack Obama at his inaugural ball in Washington DC.

Report by Sapa

Lira was chosen from a shortlist of African musicians nominated to perform at the themed ball, which will be held on January 21.

The ball is one of several held by the US presidency to say thank you to both the supporters and funders of the presidential campaign.

Said Lira: “I’m very excited. I got the invite about three weeks ago.

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

She said December had been a busy month and she has 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 January 19.

During the inauguration, Lira will perform two sets for about 200 people at the African-themed ball -one of the 10 official balls.

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