BET Experience Africa was everything it promised to be

By Pheto Ramakobya
14 December 2015

The Ticketpro Dome in Jozi did not fail to deliver when it played host to the BET Experience Africa festival.

The Ticketpro Dome in Jozi did not fail to deliver when it played host to the BET Experience Africa festival.

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The first part of the event saw attendees spoilt for choice as it featured Celebrity basketball, stand-up comedy, drifting car show, fashion show, live performances and a Genius Talk.

The Celebrity basketball match was one of the highlights of the festival and  saw Team Mbalula go against Team T’bo Touch.

The title went to Team T’bo Touch. They slammed Team Mbalula 19 – 15 with Ricky Rick being the man of the match.

Both teams were made up of households name such as Khanyi Mbau, Kaizer Chiefs players Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Morgan Gould, rappers JR, Reason, Slikour and Moozie.

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Meanwhile comedians Skhumba Hlophe, Tats Nkozo and Kenya’s Churchill had the audience laughing their lungs out.

The music stage during the day was given to fast rising talents like Emtee, Fifi Cooper, WTF, Patty Monroe, Moonchild, Stilo Magolide and Nathi, among many others.

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The cherry on top of the cake was left for the night experience where music lovers indulged in some of Africa’s best performers the likes of South Africa’s AKA, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Nigeria’s Mr Flavour.

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The second part of the festival was rounded off by international acts Mary J Bilge, Hip Hop superstar Young Thug and King of Soul Maxwell. It is without debate that the set of the night belonged to Raphael Saadiq.

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