South African Musician Zolani Mahola to Speak for Hendricks Chapel Conversation Series

Zolani Mahola, South African singer, actress, storyteller and world-renowned inspirational speaker, is the next guest for “Matters that Matter: A Conversation Series from Hendricks Chapel.”

Mahola will join Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol for a virtual conversation on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. ET. They will discuss Mahola’s journey as a musician, change agent and storyteller.

The virtual event can be accessed through Facebook Premiere on Hendricks Chapel’s Facebook page or on Hendricks Chapel’s YouTube page. Pre-registration is not required, and the conversation is free and available to all.

Mahola is the former lead singer of the internationally acclaimed pan-African South African music group Freshlyground. The group rose to international fame for their collaboration with Shakira on the song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In 2019, Mahola began her solo music career, and wrote and starred in a one-woman play based on her life titled “The One Who Sings,” for which she earned a Fleur Du Cap award. Mahola is an ambassador for the Give Her A Crown campaign, a female empowerment platform using storytelling to affect gender-based violence in South Africa. Her debut solo album is slated for release in September 2021.

This will be the 17th installment of “Matters that Matter: A Conversation Series from Hendricks Chapel,” a virtual series hosted by Hendricks Chapel that brings local and national thought leaders together in conversation to discuss critical matters facing society. Learn more at

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