Simmy, Sun-EL Musician Impress Francistown

South African vocalist, Simmy performing at Toropo Ya Muka festival this past weekend
South African vocalist, Simmy performing at Toropo Ya Muka festival this past weekend

FRANCISTOWN: Even rain could not stop hordes of people who were dancing and cheering to both local and South African acts at the Toropo ya Muka ‘Summer Yedu Edition’ music festival.

The music fiesta was held over the weekend at the Molapo Leisure Gardens which has now become home for entertainment for residents of Francistown due to security reasons. Toropo ya Muka was billed to be held at Obert Itani Sport Complex but was later moved after the terrific incidents which comprised security during Makhadzi’s show recently.

The mega festival headlined by South African talented musicians, Simmy and Sun-El Musician has over the years gained popularity. Simphiwe Nhlangulela, stage name Simmy, and Sanele Sithole popularly known as Sun-El Musician, had the attendants singing along to their songs, Higher and Emakhaya which has over 3 million views on YouTube. To add cherry on top of the cake, when Simmy left the stage, Sun-EL Musician continued making electronic mixes and left night crawlers begging for more.

After her performance, Simmy told ShowTime that the people of Francistown were amazing and she is definitely coming back for more entertainment this side. Popular SA and Botswana’s very own DJ Fresh also spiced up the show with his magic on the deck. Local popular group, Khoisan, who performed just moments after Sun-El Musician, belted their popular tunes such as Sethubege, Mpoledise and Nkukuretse, threw the audience into frenzy. The duo came prepared for the performance as they dazzled the crowd with high level well-choreographed unique dance moves. Almost all revelers sang along all the lines of the group tracks perhaps as an appreciation for their magical performance.

LA Timmy was one of the overall best performers of the night and gave attendees a night to remember with his song, My babe. The multitalented artist left the Francistowners screaming his name as he was executing his trademark dance moves and splash mixes. Hey Nyeenah also got the crowd’s attention when he made his appearance. Earlier on, there was a gratifying performance from Ancestral Rituals and Team Distant. Other performers included the likes of DJ Flevah from Judgment Yard, Chef Gustos ,Chrispin the Drummer, DVJ Dreazy and Dj Chronic.

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