Eriza says she will never take off her clothes to promote her music. “I’m a married artiste and I believe my dressing should not make my husband uncomfortable. He should be comfortable with me performing in any outfit. I believe I should be appreciated as a performing artiste not the way my body looks or being nude,” Eria, real name, Lyn Magodo told the Daily News.

She said she was not in competition with Bev or other dancers. “I feel I have no competition. I cannot be compared to anyone because I’m the only lady who sings pure rhumba. Music is my actual calling and dancing comes as an added advantage and also I can dance to my music.

“A number of other ladies are just dancers. If a DJ plays dancehall, kwaito or sungura they are different from me. I concentrate on rhumba music. I have assembled my own group, Swagga Band. It’s difficult to tell people that you are a musician without a band. My group is made up of 13 people and we all work hard to ensure that we bring something to the table,” she said.