Nyovest to dazzle EL audience

The Mzantsi Cultural Festival is back with a bang this month. The festival taking place on September 23 will see self-proclaimed “Mufasa” Cassper Nyovest bringing his fire to the East London’s Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium.

The festival, organised by Posega Lifestyle is on its second year now. Last year it brought for the first time singing sensation Monique Bingham to East London.

The South African star was joined by the likes of Msaki, Ma E, Tresor, Mobi Dixon, Kings of the weekend Sphe and Naves. Supporting artists featured Charlie Deepstar, The Phoenix, Taung Child, Agent Lungaz, DJ Nko, House Natives, Mozent and La Peafa.

Posega Lifestyle’s Natasha Mgqibelo said this year they were going even bigger than the first show.

“This Mzantsi Cultural Festival aims to celebrate our heritage and diverse culture through music, fashion and gourmet food. Our first national headliner is the trailblazer, Cassper Nyovest – a hip-hop music icon in his own right. Our next national headliner will be revealed in due time,” she said.

The Tito Mboweni hit-maker will be joined by an array of supporting artists. Mgqibelo said they would be announcing the full lineup in the next week.

The multi-award-winning Cassper Nyovest recently returned from the United States where he did radio interviews and performances.

One of his highlights on the trip included making an appearance on Charlamagne tha God’s Breakfast Club show. This was their first time meeting after the US hip-hop radio jock accused Cassper Nyovest of stealing Kanye West’s floating stage design.

The self-made rapper used the opportunity to educate Charlamagne about the rap culture in South Africa. He went on to add that he was “Mufasa”.

Mgqibelo said they could not wait to host Cassper Nyovest in the city.

Reflecting on their first year, she said they received a warm response from the public. “Our headliners Monique Bingham, Tresor, Thembi Seete brought something new to the event scene in the province. We could have never done an event without our own fresh talent, Msaki and The Golden Circle entertained the patrons in song and dance. We are going bigger this year,” she said.

Early bird general tickets are going for R80 and VIP is R250. Tickets are available on Computicket.

Mgqibelo said Friday is the last day for the early bird tickets. From Saturday, general tickets would be going for R150 and VIP for R350. People wanting to book VVIP experience tickets can contact info@posegalifestyle.com

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