Elizabeth Kapenda (born March 21, 1996), professionally known as Lizz Kalo, is a South African singer and songwriter based in Gwangju, South Korea. She grew up in Kempton Park, the East Rand of Johannesburg and began her music journey in the most unlikely way. She started off as a sportsperson whose interests ranged from athletics, hockey and cricket. She later became a dancer, a drama student and a pageant queen (she was crowned Miss Kempton Park in 2010).
Lizz Kalo decided that music is where her heart is and she released her first debut EP, Ties in 2017. She then took a music break to focus on her academics which she obtained a Btech in Logistics. Following her graduation, Lizz kicked off 2019 in the studio working on new music. The very same year, she released a single, Us (All The Things We Do). Lizz Kalo moved to South Korea at the beginning of 2020 where she is currently based.
The release of “Transition” comes after her second EP, “Y.O.U (Your Own Understanding). Thrilling, unapologetic and liberated, ‘Transition.’ is about the challenges of navigating romantic relationships as an expat. “Living abroad can get pretty lonely if you’re alone or without a community, so people try to form meaningful relationships or friendships but are met with the harsh reality that most people aren’t really here long-term. Friends leave. Lovers leave.” says Lizz Kalo. She is currently shooting a music video for Transition in South Korea and hopes her single gets good recognition more than her first lead single, “Treat Me Better” from her debut EP as she is introducing herself in South Korea and putting South Africa on the map.
Now poised to make herself known to the world, her tireless energy, positivity and drive were never going to allow Lizz Kalo to settle for anything other than ‘transitioning’ to a superstar. Stream/Download “Transition.” HERE
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