If you weren't lucky enough to be at Durban's People's Park this weekend for MTV Africa All Stars gig, then don't despair; tune into the TV premiere of “MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion” this Saturday for a dazzling special on the historic concert (MTV Base, DStv Channel 322, 25 May @16:00 CAT ).
The sold-out concert featured show-stopping performances from Snoop Lion and an all star lineup of Africa’s biggest contemporary music stars, including 2Face, D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Professor, Big Nuz, Camp Mulla, Zakes Bantwini and Zahara. DJ Cleo and DJ Caise performed, while DJ Tira took to the stage as part of Big Nuz's set.
Highlights included Snoop Lion’s first appearance on stage singing “Here Comes the King”, dressed in a traditional leopard skin Zulu outfit gifted him by members of the Zulu royal family, a beautiful acoustic version of “Loliwe” by Zahara, a bubble-strewn performance of “La Vie est Belle” by Congolese artist Fally Ipupa, a typically upbeat set by Big Nuz, and a high octane finale of “Young, Wild & Free” by Snoop Lion and the African All Stars, in which every member of the audience joined.
Other show-stopping moments included a duet of “Mr Endowed” by Snoop Lion and D'Banj, while Big Nuz, Zakes Bantwini and Professor did their best to teach Snoop Lion some new moves, Zulu-style!
Tweeting after the concert, Nigerian “kokomaster” D’Banj (@iamdbanj ) said, “ Wanna thank Durban fr a wonderful time @MTVBaseAfrica fr putting together a great show. To my uncle @SnoopDogg for making history in Africa ”.
Speaking on behalf of MTV Base, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, commented, “MTV Africa All Stars was a truly historic occasion and a fabulous showcase for African contemporary talent. All the performers gave awe-inspiring performances and the combination of Snoop and the African talent was electrifying. We are very proud to have partnered with KwaZulu-Natal Province to create such an exciting and ground-breaking initiative that also showcases Durban as a great host city for spectacular events.”
“MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal” will premiere on TV on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and terrestrial TV partners from Saturday 25 May at 16:00.
Recorded “live” at the world’s most exclusive gigs, renowned music festivals and unique concert locations, MTV World Stage is the “front row seat” for music lovers to experience the biggest artists without leaving the comfort of their sofas.
Previous World Stage events have taken place in Athens, Rome, London, Buenos Aires, Beijing and Tokyo, showcasing artists including Justin Bieber, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Muse, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Metallica, Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Arcade Fire and many more.
MTV Africa All Stars with Snoop Lion from MTV Base Africa on Vimeo.