Award-winning Eastern Cape rapper Emtee is coming to East London this month to perform at a music festival.
Emtee, whose real name is Mthembeni Ndevu, will be performing at the Buffalo City Stadium, also known as the Absa Stadium.
The event, organised by Booi Entertainment, will also feature legendary hip-hop star and TV personality Bonginkosi Dlamini, affectionately known as Zola 7.
The event comes just as the 23-year-old rapper’s debut album, titled Avery, hit platinum status after selling more than 40000 copies.
His management confirmed to the Daily Dispatch yesterday that the rapper would be in East London on July 29.
Event organiser, Banele Sotomela, said initially the event was going to be part of Emtee’s album tour.
“After discussions with his management, we decided to make it a normal booking instead.
“This will give other artists a platform as well,” he said.
This is the second time Emtee will perform in East London. He performed at Buccaneers earlier this year.
“There are a lot of people who were not able to see him when he performed in the city. We decided to take this to the stadium to give more people an opportunity to see him perform live,” Sotomela said, adding that the event was not only for East London entertainers.
“We have DJs from Port Elizabeth, Butterworth and East London playing on the night. We are hoping they will pull the crowd from their areas as well,” he said.
This is not the first time Booi Entertainment have managed to book a big star for East London, as earlier this year the company brought Kwesta to perform at a music event.
“We had that event at Q Bar in the Quigney. This is the first time we are having an event at Absa Stadium,” Sotomela said, adding they were expecting more than 2000 people to attend the event.
Emtee is currently one of the most played and celebrated musicians in the country.
He recently teamed up with Nigerian reggae-blues singer Harrysong to record a Nelson Mandela tribute song‚ ahead of Mandela Day next week.
The track‚ titled Mandela (We Wish Not to Let You Go) was released this week.
In the track‚ he compares certain aspects of his life with Mandela’s‚ before expressing his gratitude for Mandela and for “giving us this rainbow nation”.
The event will feature artists and DJs such as Sdudla NoMathousand, Cooley S, Anfa, Angisto Welo, DJ JoeJo and more.
lTickets cost R150 and are available through Computicket. VIP tickets cost R300.