AfricaCom’s AFest 2019 set to turn up the heat
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.
Corporate hospitality gets 5-star treatment
AfricaCom is the most influential tech and telecoms event on the continent, making it the best place to meet the people driving Africa’s digital evolution and do good business. As a premiere networking event, AFest Powered by UMG Live provides the industry elite with a ready-made hassle free opportunity to meet new like-minded individuals, start conversations that set the scene for the event days ahead, enjoy fine wine and dining, and all while enjoying the stylish and sophisticated surroundings of one of Cape Town’s most happening locations.
AFest Powered by UMG Live has excellent sponsorship and hospitality opportunities for forward thinking brands who understand the influence of urbane client entertainment. These include a VIP Experience on a luxurious VIP deck; hosting clients at a selection of private areas that could even include a private whisky tasting or, booking a VIP Lounge with seating for up to 10 guests, with views of the stage and private beach. There are plenty of stylish options from which to choose.
How to access AFest Powered by UMG Live:
Being such a popular event, security will be tight. Organiser ask would-be party goers to please take note of the following:
Delegate passes at AfricaCom include access to AFest. If not attending as a delegate, then AFesters will need to register for AfricaCom as a free visitor and then purchase a ticket at a cost of $40.
AfricaCom accredited media are also invited to join in the fun but will need to register their interest in attending with [email protected] and be accredited to attend AFest Powered by UMG Live in 2019 by registering to attend and cover AfricaCom itself.
Media Registration: https://registration.n200.com/survey/0fcozauc365yj
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