Finale:Ukhozi fm concert sees big names rocking the Royal Showgrounds

2011-06-06 00:00

HANDS in the air, whistles, loud screams and crazy dance moves were the order of the day at the Ukhozi FM Concert yesterday at the grand finale of the 10-day Royal Show.

The concert at the showgrounds was electrifying.

Thousands of people came to enjoy South Africa’s finest musicians and celebrate the station’s 51st birthday.

The main arena and grandstand were packed to capacity and a large police contingent was present.

Friends and families took time out to be entertained by the finest musicians, who held nothing back. Some people specially hired taxis to make sure that they found their way to the Royal Showgrounds on time.

Ukhozi FM DJs such as Njinji, Linda Sibiya, Skhokho, Sthandwa and Sqhemeza were some of those present to entertain the crowd.

The new mayor of Msunduzi Chris Ndlela and deputy minister of finance, Nhlanhla Musa Nene were among the VIPs present at the concert.

Zakes Bantwini in his nerdy shades and bow-tie shook the ground when he sang his popular songs Nomathemba and his fans screamed their lungs out and wanted to touch him.

The line-up of artists was spectacular with the likes of L’vovo, award-winning Professor, Bongi Dube, Big Nuz and DJ Andre the uMgungundlovu artist who opened the show.

From Northdale, Sethu Mchunu, who is part of the Mzansi group that sings Afro-Kwaito, which opened for the main acts in the morning, said he was privileged to be part of this big event and to share a stage with well-known artists.

Ukhozi FM station manager, Bonga Mpaza, said the crowd is a confirmation that the station is one of South Africa’s biggest.

“The crowd is massive. I think we would have hit 40 000 attendees at this year’s concert. We really thank our listeners and love them” Mpaza told The Witness.

Bantwini said: “I’m really happy with the performance and the crowd’s response. Ukhozi has never disappointed.”

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