Lady Zamar speaks about hiatus and making a return with her latest EP

07 November 2022 - 10:00
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Singer Lady Zamar launches Royal Flush EP.
Singer Lady Zamar launches Royal Flush EP.
Image: Instagram/ Lady Zamar

Lady Zamar has found her voice again after a long hiatus.

After three years of not releasing music the singer admits she had felt like she was naive when she got her big break and had to take time off to equip herself to understand how to navigate the industry.

“I came from being a smarty pants know-it-all that was super naive to being a person who totally understands the balance things and is sort of street smart,” she tells TshisaLIVE.

The Collide hit maker says she reached rock bottom in 2020 after having faced public scrutiny.

Lady Zamar shot up the trends list on social media multiple times with tweeps questioning her sense of style, criticising her skin and bashing her for her relationship and consequent rape allegations against Afro-pop star Sjava.

“Twitter can be quite a toxic place, it can be violent and can cause a lot of people to get depressed, anxious or commit suicide but because I love the app, I wanted people who look up to me to have a space where I am and give them things that could possibly benefit them.

“I sat back and thought this could have been avoided, had I said no a little louder, or done something. It could've been avoided but it wasn't because we're all doing this life thing for the very first time ... I'm doing life for the first time and I had to accept that I made mistakes, what other people have done is not on me but I'm responsible for my life.”

As an outspoken person, Lady Zamar says her first reaction to social media trolls was to try defend herself, but through her support system and therapy, she's learnt to cope with it.

“My family and the God that I serve was my support system and lots of therapy, every type of therapy,” she says.

As she makes her comeback, Lady Zamar is introducing a new sound with her EP Royal Flush. She says she's intentional in keeping the messaging the same surrounding love and self-awareness.

“I've always been about love and understanding self, celebrating self.”

She released her EP after the launch of her children's book, titled Amara, which speaks about a “weak little child” who overcomes several obstacles.

“I'm a writer naturally and I'm an academic, that's where I always wanted to be. I wanted to become a world-renowned writer and so the book opportunity was a way to launch a part of me ... becoming an author was always part of my journey and it's going to continue being part of my journey. There are lots of things that I still want to do that will surprise other people.”

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