The 2nd edition of Rolling Stone magazine has sparked a lot of debate in the industry and amongst music lovers in general.
The biggest question is why Zahara?
Before we start blogging and going crazy on social networks, we need to do a bit of research to understand why. To be honest, I'm not a fan of Zahara but i appreciate what she has done for herself and to the South African music industry.
These are some of the reasons why Zahara is on the cover of Rolling Stone South Africa:
1.Her debut album Loliwe sold over 350 000 in three months.
2.Zahara has had more airplay than any other South African musician within the past 3 months.
3.Popularity? regardless of whether one listens to her music or not, she is known by all.
Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber have both been on the cover of Rolling Stone and just like Zahara, lots of questions were asked. All of these musicians have gained respect and enough popularity to be on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine.