Varied entertainment wows East Londoners
East London came alive with entertainment at the weekend.
Revellers rolled around laughing at comics, bopped to DJs’ beats and wept with joy over gospel sounds.
On Friday, Skhumba Hlophe hosted the comedy show I mean Buzniss at The Venue@Hemingways.
On the same night, multi-award winning DJ Prince Kaybee performed at a packed Buccaneers. Also in the lineup was Akulaleki Xa Unemali hitmaker Dr Malinga.
Loving the show was Zahara of Loliwe fame, but she was not there to perform.
On Saturday, believers were blessed with sweet melodies from gospel singer Yolanda Vuthela, who was recording her first live DVD at the Guild Theatre.
Speaking to the Daily Dispatch after his sold-out show, Hlophe said:
“Every time I am here, my shows are sold out. It is a great feeling.“It shows that East London people are taking me seriously, hence I also take them very seriously and came prepared. I also brought my friends in comedy as a surprise. The audience deserved that.“People sacrifice their precious time to come watch me, so the least I can do is give them my best.”He always brings new material.“I take my craft very seriously and have so much respect for my fans.”Later on Friday night, Banomoya hitmaker Prince Kaybee and Dr Malinga of Akulaleki Xa Unemali fame had hundreds of partygoers in the palms of their hands.Malinga said: “I am happy that people of East London still love my music.”On Saturday, the Guild Theatre became a place of worship and praise as East London gospel singer Yolanda Vuthela gave a vibrant performance in front of an audience that showed their appreciation by singing and dancing along.“I am humbled, I don’t know where to begin. The support gospel music lovers of East London have been giving me is amazing,” she said.She was not sure of when the DVD would be out, but said her fans who missed the show could look forward to spirit-filled music when it did.SinoM@dispatch.co.za..