Mara(h) Louw, who has been in the entertainment industry for 42 years, has finally revealed that her name has been spelt incorrectly since the 70’s! Apparently in 1971 her manager had left out the ‘h’ at the end of her name which has lead to many hindrances in her life.
“Throughout my life I’ve had problems, especially with family asking me why my name was changed.”
The name Mara(h) was originally given to her by her grandfather after a verse in the bible – “When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter..”.
The misspelling of her name has even lead to an ancestral ceremony held for her as a correction process of the mishap.
Sowetan Live has revealed that in 2011 Marah (see what we did there?!) released an album titled Marah Worship, the African Way which was also her way of correcting the error in her name.