Experience Buyel’Ekhaya Festival on your television screen

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For performances, viewers can expect to see local music acts including Mafikizolo, Ringo, Vusi Nova, Sun el Musician, Master KG, Prince Kaybee, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza de Small, Ami Faku, ShaSha and Simmy. (Supplied)
For performances, viewers can expect to see local music acts including Mafikizolo, Ringo, Vusi Nova, Sun el Musician, Master KG, Prince Kaybee, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza de Small, Ami Faku, ShaSha and Simmy. (Supplied)
  • Buyel’Ekhaya Festival was created with the vision of turning the Eastern Cape into the Cultural Mecca of South Africa.
  • This year instead of a physical festival, Buyel’Ekhaya will be aired on television on Mzansi Magic Channel 161. 
  • The line up includes Mafikizolo, Ringo, Vusi Nova, Sun el Musician, Master KG and Prince Kaybee.


Every year for the last 12 years, East London has welcomed visitors from across the country to convene at the Buyel’Ekhaya Festival with the vision of turning the Eastern Cape into the Cultural Mecca of South Africa.

This December, the annual festival will take the people back home from the comfort of their couches when instead of taking place in person, the festival will be aired on television.  Taking place on Boxing Day, the two hour broadcast promises to be a world-class production hosted by Somizi, Mihlali and Moshe Ndiki. 

For performances, viewers can expect to see local music acts including Mafikizolo, Ringo, Vusi Nova, Sun el Musician, Master KG, Prince Kaybee, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza de Small, Ami Faku  ShaSha and Simmy.  

Asked about the virtual festival, Buyel’Ekhaya founder Hlubi Mazwai said: 

We’re going back to ingoma, from eKomga to KwaNongoma, every lounge eMzansi will be taken on a journey celebrating the amalgamation of our beautiful past with an exciting digital future.


The broadcast will be free to air on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic Channel 161 at 21h30. For more information visit the website www.buyelekhaya.co.za.  

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