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AfricaCom’s AFest 2019 set to turn up the heat

Tuesday, September 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Anna Gomez
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Mafikizolo, Early B and DJ Zinhle headline
London, 3 September 2019 – AfricaCom 2019 gets off to a cracking start with the 4th hopping AFest powered by UMG Live, on Tuesday 12th November 2019 at the Shimmy Beach Club.  AFest 2019, AfricaCom’s official and premier networking party, will feature three of Africa’s hottest acts - Mafikizolo, Early B and DJ Zinhle - who will share the sounds of Afro-pop, rap beats, hip-hop and house music with accredited delegates who attend the highly anticipated gig on the opening night of the world’s largest Africa-focused technology and telecommunications event.
Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza are the dynamic duo that make up Mafikizolo.  The multi-award winning group have been entertaining fans for over two decades with their unique fusion of Afro-pop, kwaito, marabi and kwela and an occasional side bar of blues and a little swing, that has global appeal.  As well known for their stage costumes and fashion as much as their feet tapping, body swaying music, Mafikizolo will bring a touch of music glamour to AFest this year – note to self, this event is the ideal place to look good!
Ghoema award-winning Port Elizabeth-based rapper, Early B, is well versed in telling musical stories with his witty sense of humour and heartfelt social commentary, that is at once infectious, encouraging and jumping.  Early B’s lyrics combined with his particular flavour of hip-hop beats make him a sought after performer at local and international festivals. 

Spinning the decks and really getting the party going, is the gorgeous and superbly talented, DJ Zinhle. Hailing from KZN in South Africa, DJ Zinhle has become one of the most celebrated female house DJs in the country. Trained as a TV presenter, she fell in love with mixing music thanks to her  brother Zak, who owned a sound equipment rental company. This power-play has achieved much in the decade or so since her musical discovery, including producing a woman empowerment television show – ‘It takes a Village’ – co-authoring a best-selling book ‘Meeting Your Power’ and becoming the new judge on SABC 1's talent search show, 1's and 2's where she worked alongside Ayanda MVP and Prince Kaybee.  Catch her live at AFest Powered by UMG Live. 



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