Zahara’s latest album Mgodi was certified within hours of its release on Friday. In order for an album to be certified gold, 15,000 copies need to be sold.
Warner Music South Africa’s marketing director Adrian King
The album sold over 16,700 physical copies and hundreds of digital copies within the first 24 hours of its release.
Warner Brothers South Africa managing director Adrian King said that the goal now was to replicate the success of Zahara’s previous albums. This is to be done by going platinum and multi-platinum.
“We are super excited about this achievement. We know that Zahara is talented and we are confident that her album will soon go platinum and multi-platinum.”
Zahara has been under public scrutiny for the past couple of months, but was glad that people had looked beyond the ‘negative reports’.
“I am very happy because the album went gold in six hours. All I ever want to do is make music. That is why I have always tried to tell my story through my albums. I told people to not listen to what was said about me but listen to my story through my music. And it is amazing that people are listening to me and buying my album. I am a daughter of Africa and most people who read the reports about me are reading it because they are concerned about me. That is why when I release music they go and buy. They always support me,” she said.
She celebrated her achievement by inviting some of her fans to her house to spend time with her.
Zahara is set to start her nationwide tour before heading to America to promote her album.