Zahara's live DVD The Beginning has certified double platinum within three days of release. Platinum certification in South Africa indicates 40, 000 units shipped to retailers. The live performance was released on 3rd September 2012 and by Wednesday 5th September 2012 it had been confirmed as one of the fastest selling DVDs ever in the country.
"Excited doesn't even describe how I feel," enthused Zahara. "I feel that God has favoured me, this is just a blessing. It shows that if you remain true to who you are people will support you and remain faithful to you."
"Come to think of it, my DVD recording shows were sold out for both nights and it shows that after everyone had heard my music on the CD, they needed to see me live on stage. It is important for your audience to see how an artist interprets music and how they connect with their fans," she says.
Tony Da Silva, C.O.O. of EMI Music South Africasaid: "On the back of the success of Zahara's debut album we expected to do well with the DVD and are grateful that Zahara's fans continue to support her in this way. Zahara's fans have been eagerly awaiting the Live DVD and I have no doubt that they will enjoy every minute of it. "
The 110 minute long DVD was recorded in front of a capacity crowd in June 2012 at Carnival City. It features guest appearances by US X-Factor finalist LeRoy Bell, the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, DJ Sbu and Riot.