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African Music Legends Pay Homage to Nelson Mandela

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African superstars Johnny Clegg and Youssou N’Dour paid homage on Sunday to late South African icon Nelson Mandela at the 20th edition of the World Festival of Sacred Music in Morocco.

The show in Fez, the spiritual capital of the north African nation, began with a reading of English poet William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus”, often recited by Mandela while imprisoned by the apartheid government.

Thousands of people then broke into dance as South Africa’s Johnny Clegg, a musician internationally renowned as the “White Zulu” for mixing English and Zulu lyrics and rhythms, took to the stage.

“Thank you for this homage to a great man who played an important role in my life and in the world,” Clegg, 61, said in French, after belting out his hit 80s ode to Mandela “Asimbonanga” (We have not seen him).

End of mourning 

He melded his voice with that of another African great, Senegal’s Youssou N’dour, in a medley including N’dour’s song “Nelson Mandela”, which he wrote in 1985 after spending hours in Dakar “watching the news on apartheid with my mom”.

“At that moment, you really felt as if the image of Nelson Mandela was soaring over the stage,” said French festival-goer Michel Pautel after the three-hour double concert.

The show fell on the day that Mandela’s family marked the traditional end of mourning – six months after his death on 5 December at the age of 95, after a long illness – which prompted a global outpouring of grief.

It also came as excerpts were published from a book by a longtime aide to South Africa’s first black president, that tells of family squabbles as Mandela lay in hospital fighting for his life.

“Good Morning, Mr Mandela” by Zelda la Grange, his personal assistant for 19 years, is due for official release on Thursday.

The Moroccan music festival, which is celebrating its 20th edition, ends on Saturday.

Source: Channel24

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We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai

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The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.

Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.

Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.

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I dated Sheilah Gashumba because I was young – Fik Fameica

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Rapper Fik Fameika says his relationship with Sheilah Gashumba only happened because he was young. He insinuates that it was a mistake. And that he would perhaps have done better.

Defiant Sheilah dumped Fik Fameica when she met Ali Lwanga alias God’s Plan. They have been dating for close to a year now. Fik Fameica has not yet come out to declare where his heart falls.

However, he has been reportedly linked to a model in the US known as Halima Aden.

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Hoima: Purple Party sells out again

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Purple Party has yet again in it’s latest edition sold out. The Hoima edition attracted thousands of people and all top artistes perform.

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