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New & Next: Afro-Soul Singer Lira Performs 'Rise Again' Exclusively for ESSENCE

The South African soul singer performs her song "Rise Again" exclusively for ESSENCE.com.

ESSENCE.com’s “New and Next” column spotlights the brightest new talents we think you should know.

South African singer Lira, featured in our “New & Next” column way back in August, returned to the ESSENCE office for a special performance of her hit single ‘Rise Again.” Affectionately known as “the Beyonce of Africa” because of her success, Lira describes her sound as “a fusion of R&B” with “a touch of afro-pop.”

Watch her performance above and let us know what you think of one of our favorite new talents.