Shodoza Maskandi Festival
Appealing landscape of Lubombo mountains, unpolluted air, friendly people, and peaceful valleys of Zululand will make you stop booking expensive holiday inn for festive and rush to UPhongolo for merry season. Like any other small town in South Africa, the youth of this area have had their own share of violence, severe poverty, lack of education, boredom, epidemic diseases and teenage pregnancy.
In the year 2014 Thobani Mmema working together with UPhongolo local municipality under the leadership of Hon Mayor BC Nhlabathi came to the rescue of the village youth to put a stop to violence during the festive season and discover new talent through Shodoza Maskandi Festival.
On the 23rd of December 2018, Shodoza presents the 05th annual Maskandi Festival at OPhongolo Belgrade Sports ground. This event provides a platform to unknown local artist to showcase their talent. Gatsheni, Govozile, TshItshi Lombango ,Nonkenyane and Abafana basentumbane were discovered in this festival.
Thobani Mmema said “We are calling on everyone, the community at large, corporate companies and government departments to come and financial support the meaningful cause.”
Line up: Khuzani , Igcokama Elisha, Abafana BakaMgqumeni, Ngelo V, Govozile,Tshitshi Lombango,Gatsheni,Abafana Basentubane,Unakane,Osaziwayo,Stayela,Mdunyiswa, Nonkenyane and many more. Tickets are available at Computicket.
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By: Khanyisile Mseleni (Content Producer)