Robbie Wessels - Afrika Sonsak

2009-08-26 17:23
 
Afrika Sonsak
 
He’s the face of gatskeur Boere Pop and, more recently, Vodacom’s Player 23 Campaign. No, not Jan, it’s Robbie Wessels.

Knowing full well that his profile has never been higher, Robbie set out to make the album that would cement his position in the charts for the next two years (and maybe get him that turbo-charged Hilux he’s been yearning after).

He has a winner on his hands.

“Wat het hy wat ek nie het nie / Sy Ford is niks teen my Opel Kadett nie” sings Wessels (as a jealous suitor) on the theatrical “Stacey en Thysie”. It’s funny, it’s familiar and damn near guaranteed to bring smiles to its audience. So too are “Liewe Ouers”, a nod to starving, homesick Afrikaners in London and “Speedos and Crocs” a self-explanatory reaction to South Africa’s most disturbing vakansiedorp trend.

But for all its comic pedigree, Robbie wants to be taken seriously.

His saddest song to date, “Sein In Die Hemel” is one of several ballads to dip into the emo side of a performer much better known for laughs than tears. What if the last SMS you received from a deceased loved one wasn’t the last, he wonders. What if you could receive another… from heaven? It’s touching stuff, and thanks to these somber touches Afrika Sonsak is a well-rounded treffer trove that bears listening right through.

Having shed a tear or two and sweetening our brandy’s & cokes with some gags, Wessels is well on his way to having every Player 23 in the country on his side.
You’ve seen him before.

Hannes 2009/08/21 10:21 AM
Die ou saam die res van ons Suid Afrikaanse musikante wat uit die hart sing kook TOTS AFRIKAANS
Brian 2009/08/21 10:35 AM
Robbie skop gat! Beslis een van die beste Afrikaanse akteurs. Hy is meer as net 'n sanger of 'n akteur, hy is 'n "ENTERTAINER" wat 'n glimlag of selfs 'n traan op elke Suid-Afrikaner se gesig kan sit. En wat sy musiek nog beter maar is dat ons kan "relate". Sterkte Robbie, wys die hele wereld hoe 'n Vrystater jou hart kan laat glimlag!
Thys 2009/08/24 8:14 AM
Glo my Robbie sal in sy hele lewe nooit beter as Schuster wees nie.
Rick 2009/08/24 9:29 AM
Net jammer Niel is so neerhalend.
Hannetjie 2009/08/24 11:33 AM
Robbie Wessels - can he really sing?????????
Hannetjie 2009/08/24 11:33 AM
Robbie Wessels - can he really sing?????????
maarten 2009/08/24 3:11 PM
eerlike ongekunstelde musiek vir almal wat nie te veel van hulself dink nie.gooi mielies robbie.
Bra G 2009/08/24 5:15 PM
This man is a superb talent and comedic genius and comparisons to Leon Schuster are inevitable. Leon is a legend and Robbie is becoming one! SA is in good shape. Keep it Up Robbie.
Leon 2009/08/24 11:07 PM
Baie mooi, die lag en die seer, wie verstaan die twee beter as Robbie Wessels en almal wat dit reeds ervaar het. Dankie dat jy dit so sag stel. Baie mooi.
Katinka 2009/09/07 5:40 PM
Well Done Robbie ek hou baie van jou nuwe Cd weereens, jy mag maar. Ek is bly jy het jouself gevind en is wie jy is want jy is bakgat en trots afrikaans.
Bruin-ou 2009/11/13 8:45 AM
Ek moet sê Robbie is a puik kunstenaar en sy musiek is oorspronklik. My oorlede ma was nog altyd a groot aanhanger van sy musiek asook a paar ander top afrikaanse kunstenaars. Dit is die tipe cd wat a glimlag op jou gesig sit as jy daarna luister...As meer mense na dit luister oppad werk toe sal daar minder pad woede wees..lol
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