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What I’m Reading–Lira’s Autobiography

So the very first book that I have bought as a Fanatic is Lira’s autobiography which she released last year, marking a decade in the music industry. It’s been less than a day and I am already finished reading it and I am actually impressed with the fact that she wrote majority of the book herself and that the parts written by Clyde Meela and her husband Robin Kohl were not made to look like it was her work.

I also noted that despite everything that was in the media, Lira actually does not paint Arthur Mafokate as a bad guy in her book, she merely writes about the situation at 999 Music at the time. As a matter of fact, it is Arthur who seems to shoot himself in the foot by not being open (probably because he did not know how they would paint him in the story) in the interview with Clyde Meela.

LIRA Making Herstory

The autobiography also includes a DVD with a video from her unplugged concert and I was even more impressed to learn that Lira can actually play the guitar. She goes into great detail on how to make it into the industry and when she is not sounding too happy, she is being upfront about the challenges of the industry and is like a sister offering advice more that a mere narrator of a handbook.

I could not help but notice the style of the book being similar to Nianell’s “Knowing Who I Am” which was also published by Struik Inspirational and also included a CD.

Making Herstory, LIRA retails at R200 at Exclusive Books. (I paid R160 with my R40 Fanatics discount coupon.)

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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