Sephuma gets her audience in on the act

2011-11-19 10:30

I can’t dance. There, I’ve admitted it. That being said, a few people did witness me throwing it down and dancing like my rent was due.

The scene of the crime was the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Joburg on Thursday night at the launch of The Glenlivet Legacy Live session with Judith Sephuma.

Guests included Gauteng’s MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, Generations lifelong member Sophie Ndaba, Gerry and Kerry Elsdon, sports presenter Andile Ncube, who was the MC, and presenter Boitumelo Thulo, with some entertainment industry suits in the mix.

Sephuma looked ethereal in a white, strapless chiffon gown which showed off her bountiful boobage. Her first tracks included hits from her acclaimed debut album A Cry, A Smile, A Dance, like the song Mmangwane.

Being a Pedi girl – and one of the few people in the room who understood the words – I had to sing along.

After that it was uphill, with the singer roping in guests to sing the golden oldie Paradise Road with her.

First she gave the spotlight to my comrade Lesley Mofokeng. Much to our surprise, he sounded like the legendary Caiphus Semenya.

The surprise of the night was when she handed the mic over to Morena “Mo” Sefatsa, the presenter of’s youth show CrazE. Who knew the guy had that kind of a voice on him? Sephuma even gave him his own mic and they wowed the guests, with Mo bringing in a funky, RnB sound.

And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Sephuma was joined by surprise act Afro Tenors for a rousing rendition of Let this be our Prayer. Shouts of “encore” led to the Afro Tenors gracing the event with an unscheduled performance.

When Sephuma got back on stage, the serious dancing started. She invited guests to join her in the kwasa kwasa and it was easy to oblige. Heck, even Gerry Elsdon and Sophie Ndaba gave it a try – not that it was a success! But hey, it was sporting of them to shake their tushes on stage.

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