SA musos dish about their on-stage triumphs and disasters

2018-04-04 12:36

Cape Town - Johannesburg is set to be a hive of entertainment and great music this week with the Red Bull Music Festival which returns to Jozi from 3 to 8 April at venues across the city.

With 80 artists over six days, it’s safe to say this is a music lover’s dream!

Featuring live acts from the likes of rapper Rouge to DJs like Glen Lewis, fans are spoilt for choice.

We caught up with a few of the performers who shared their most memorable performances and several they wish never happened!

Rapper Sho Madjozi

My first live performance was in December 2016. It was confusing.

The crowd went crazy when I started rapping and I wasn’t expecting that, so I started looking around and I ended up forgetting one of my lines!

Rapper Nomuzi Mabena

I’ve been on many different stages, many times but I’ll never forget performing my raps live for the first time ever.

I was performing with Kid X and we were opening for Rae Sremmurd to a crowd of a few thousand people.

It went by so fast, but it was truly AMAZING!

But one of my funnier live experiences was when I once wore denim cut-off shorts under this long T-shirt, which I was wearing as a dress.

A thread from the denim shorts was peeking out underneath the dress which social media seemed to think looked like a tampon string and the picture kind of went viral. It’s funny now that I look back at it but back then it was super annoying!

Rapper Rouge

My first live performance was five years ago.

I was 19 and had a show at a club in Sandton. It was a great first experience but I must say I was a wreck for the first few minutes of it.

I almost forgot my lyrics and was all over the place but eventually I held it down and there was great applause at the end.

Singer Moonchild Sanelly

My first live performance was in 2006 at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) campus. I performed a solo and the crowd went wild.

They loved my energy and sound so much that the university actually offered me an opportunity to host my own show on Gagasi FM.

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