Lira was born Lerato Molapo in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg's East Rand. Her name translates to "love" in Sesotho and she speaks four languages. She is a multi-platinum selling and a 8x South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist who refers to her music as "a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African."
LIRA is often compared to legend Miriam Makeba, who’s one of her influences along with Stevie Wonder, and describes her music as “a fusion of soul, funk, and elements of jazz and African.”
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