South African house sensation Zakes Bantwini (@ZakesBantwiniSA) and Nigerian high life guru Flavour (@2niteFlavour) are to join the “all star” line-up at MTV Africa All Stars – KwaZulu-Natal, the sensational open-air concert brought to you by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KZN Province.
Bantwini and Flavour will join US entertainment icon and multi-platinum hip hop star turned reggae artist Snoop Lion (@SnoopLion) aka Snoop Dogg, at the 5-hour open air concert at the stunning Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park Durban on 18 May.
Zakes Bantwini is without a doubt South Africa’s most prolific live performer: there is not a single stage in South Africa that this music mogul and leading light on the SA music scene has not killed! His songs Wasting My Time, Bum Bum and most recently Karolina have been burning up airwaves across the continent and have all been remixed by some of the biggest names in house.
Zakes is also one of the choirmasters in the running for top honours and a cash prize in Mzansi Magic’s hit show, Clash of the Choirs. Viewers can now vote for their favourite choir by SMSing the name of the team – Team Zakes, Team Khaya or Team Zwai – to 33405. The winner will be announced at the finale on Sunday, 21 April at 17:30 on Mzansi Magic.
Joining Zakes at the MTV Africa All Stars will be high-life artist Flavour N’abania, aka Chinedu Okoli. After his continental smash hit Nwa Baby Remix and his massively successful collaborations with Tiwa Savage and Fally Ipupa, Flavour continues to be Africa’s most requested artist, regularly collecting frequent flyer miles whilst jetting across the continent and as far afield as USA and Europe. He’s also become a regular fixture in Dubai and the Far East.
Speaking on behalf of MTV Base, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, commented, “We are delighted to welcome two such popular artists as Zakes Bantwini and Flavour to Durban’s shores for MTV Africa All Stars – KwaZulu-Natal. With Snoop Lion already confirmed, all eyes are going to be focused on KwaZulu-Natal as we put our hearts and souls into making this the music event of the year!”
MTV Africa All Stars – KwaZulu-Natal will air on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and partner TV stations in Africa from Saturday, 25 May 2013 (Africa Day).
More details of MTV Africa All Stars – KwaZulu-Natal, including additional performers and ticket prices and outlets will be announced shortly.
Gagasi FM is the official radio partner of MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal.