Bringing Nelspruit a whole lot more of the best that the South African music and entertainment industry has to offer, the Mpumalanga Comes Alive three day festival set off on the night of the 12th of September at Capello in Nelspruit where the comedy show and pre-party were held with Chris Mapane as the main act for the comedy show line-up accompanied by other local comedians from around Nelspruit. The pre-party had a massively crazy line-up with DJs Christos, Vinny da Vinci, Sumbody, Fistaz Mixwell and more.
The main festival took place on Saturday, the 13th of September at Mbombela Stadium where actor and musician, Phila Madlingozi held it down as the MC. Living up to the theme of the overall event, Mpumalanga did come alive as they had a jam-packed line up consisting of L’tido, Maggz, Riky Rick, DJ Vetkuk VS Mahoota, DJ Elque and Sean Pages, Ma-E (Teargas), M’du Masilela, DJ Sbu, Bucie and Busiswa to mention just a few.
Oozing things down a bit, the soul sessions took place the following day (Sunday) at Nutting House in Nelspruit which had quite a great setting that brought everyone into the mood, R & B music sets by Tlhaki The Best and Paul Mtirara kept the crowd captivated with the ooh’s and aah’s. Lovely performances were rendered by the soul brother Vusi Nova as well as Idols SA 2013 winner and runner up, Musa Sukwene and Brendan Ledwaba followed by a set by DJ Sbu who brought up some old school kwaito and house tracks to close-off the show.
Busiswa from Kalawa
Idols SA finalist Brenden was performing
Deejay Sumbodi with Deejay Sbu
Ma E from Teargas
Idols SA winner Musa
PICTURES – Blood Hotel Experience
SEE The First Ever Blood Hotel Experience!
The event was hosted the on the 27th of October at Carfax in Johannesburg. This Blood Hotel was a haunted hotel experience with with a dark and edgy Mzansi twist.
The event, which was attended by some of South Africa’s well-known entertainment personalities including Radio DJ & MC, Ankletap; TV Host, Khanya Mkangisa and Model and heartthrob, Tino Chinyani.
Blood Hotel certainly lived up to its hype as local stars, embraced their alter egos and strutted their stuff in both the Blood Hotel and on the dance floor.
Headlined by a star-studded collaboration which featured South Africa’s pop princess Lady Zamar, BET Award winning artist Sjava and the new queen of rap Sho Madjozi; the experience delivered a Halloween like never before, featuring a frightening surprises from local characters like Pinky Pinky, Lesilo and Tokoloshe.
The trio performed their hit single Night & Day, which was produced by Ganja Beats to specifically usher in the Blood Hotel Experience, before blowing the fans away with their individual performances.
They were supported by a star-studded line-up which included: Durban Gogo, Kid X, Chuck Tailored, Muzi, Uno Rams, Uncle Party Time and DJ Lag.
See pics of what went down:
See more event images on the gallery page.