It’s the first day of February and it’s the weekend!! Excitement levels all round, it happens to be pay day as well for many people. It is the busiest weekend for many socialites, as there are way to many events happening all over South Africa. First up, international, award winning hip hop artist Kanye West is performing at The Coca Cola Dome this Saturday. Castle Lite is bringing this rapper who is in true Dr Malinga style ‘a father to be’, Kanye who is expecting a baby with reality star Kim Kardashian is to put on a show for his die hard fans. Sizwe Dhlomo, Pearl Thusi and Loyiso Gola are some of the names expected to host this much anticipated show. Zakes Bantwini is one of the artists to open for Yeezy tomorrow night.
On the other side of town Big Concerts is hosting The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, an American rock band with a strong emphasis on funk, punk and psychedelic rock. This Los Angeles band was formed in 1983 and has won seven Grammy awards as well as selling over 80 million albums worldwide. Founding members Anthony Kiedis and Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary, plus longtime drummer Smith and new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will be supported by South African controversial zef rave duo Die Antwoord. This band is here for two shows, one at the Soccer City stadium, Johannesburg and another in Cape Town. Tickets for Johannesburg range from R315 to R715 and Cape Town from R215-R665
Cape Town is as busy as Johannesburg this weekend, with the J&B Met happening. This year this annual horse racing event is hosted by Top Billing duo Bonang Matheba and the equally sexy Jeannie D. The who’s who of South Africa will be there gracing this prestigious event. We look forward to seeing who will be wearing what, going with whom and all the hearing of all the drama and exciutement from all in attendance. The two hosts never disappoint in the beauty and fashion stakes.
South African soulful songbird, Thiwe is also taking on the stage this Saturday for her show at the La Passant Hotel in Sandton. For those who prefer it all local and bootylicious, Thiwe’s show is a must-attend. This Soulistic music signee who features on a lot of house songs is performing new songs from her up coming album, from 7pm. On the same breath, another Soulistic artist busy getting guap is Culoe De Song. After gigs in Thailand in the past week, he is back and spining around the country. His up coming album Exodus is much talked about on social networks. Tonight he is at the Kasi GP spot in Pretoria.
On the comedy front, David Kau and friends are taking over Garankuwa for the Medunsa Orientation Comedy Night tonight, bringing nothing short of laughter. Sifiso Nene, Skhumba, Tips/Shampoo and Chris Mampane are some of the acts that will be on stage tonight from 8pm. So to unwind after a long week, laughter is one of the best ways to do that. Still on David Kau, his Taxi Ride series premiers on Tuesday on Mzansi Magic at 9pm, channel 161.
It is an entertainment packed weekend particularly for Joburgers, people are spoilt for choice. Go party with the stars this weekend and do it in style, also remember to dress like you will see your worst enemy . To the guys with guys leaving their ‘persons’ at home, remember there are Zodwas out there who are eager to show you flames. I’ts the weekend, make it unforgettable.
By @BonnieMes. Bonnie Meslane is Entertainment and Fashion Blogger for Jucy Africa, who happens to have a degree in Public Administration and Politics. She loves everything colourful, fashion, music and beautiful.