Lorraine Lionheart to sing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

  • Local songbird has previously performed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
  • Lionheart will be in Botswana this month

Award winning singer-songwriter Lorraine Lionheart will hoist Botswana’s flag high when she performs for Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee 2022 celebrations.

The feature will be the second engagement in music projects for the Royal Family for Botswana’s export to the United Kingdom who has previously performed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.

“I believe it was very important for me to know who I am, love who I am and understand that there is greater purpose in my musical gifts as I share them with the world,” said Lionheart in a statement.

Slated for 12 to 15 May 2022, the Queen’s platinum jubilee is an important historic and highly-anticipated occasion throughout the UK, the Realms and the Commonwealth to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the British throne, making her reign the first in history of the British monarchy to reach this milestone.

As one of the UK’s leading African music artists, Lionheart has always done her native country of Botswana proud. Now the global ambassador is heading home for the month of April for a special promotional tour, said the artist’s management BulLion Entertainment in a statement.

During Lionheart’s visit she will promote her latest project, which is a special rendition of the Commonwealth Song for the Queen’s Jubilee. While traversing the country, she will also conduct media interviews and film a music video featuring choirs and traditional dance groups to showcase the beauty of Botswana and its diverse culture on a global platform.

The songbird has previously represented Botswana at four prestigious multinational music events at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London, UK. The artist holds a Bachelor of Science honours degree in music technology and management, a Masters of Arts Degree in Music Production and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the S.O.A.S University of London.

“I am suggesting to anyone who may wish to participate or support my project in any way to reach out,” she said.