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Ringo lights up Nubian stage

2017-12-24 11:21
Ringo Madlingozi
Ringo Madlingozi (Photo: Gallo)

Johannesburg - As the festive season reaches fever pitch, festival organisers are competing to attract the largest crowds.

It was no doubt going to be an epic night at the Nubian Music Festival, held at the Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort on 16 December, with legends such as Bhudaza on the line-up.

Thousands of families came bearing camp chairs and cooler bags to chill.

But it was Caiphus Semenya, with his heartwarming nostalgic songs such as Matswale, who got mature couples dancing. He recreated great moments and electrified the atmosphere next to the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Even the younger generation danced like they had known each other for years as Semenya’s songs resonated with young and old.

When Semenya upped the tempo with modern songs, the audience changed gear and danced even faster.

But it was veteran musician Ringo Madlingozi who got the audience pumped up. They got off their chairs and left the meat sizzling on the braais to get closer to the stage and feel the vibe.

Madlingozi gave people time to be intimate when he rocked love songs such as Sondela that have stood the test of time.

“This is the song to make babies,” he told the crowd.

Ladies screamed his name and sections of the audience sang along.

When he finished, the crowd shouted “We want more!”

The line-up continued with Wanda Baloyi, Tsepo Tshola, Selaelo Selota and many more, to ensure that spirits remained high.

At the VIP entrance, there was a brawl between security guards and some people who were supposed to go in. After heated arguments, the folks in black saw the error of their ways and allowed the guests to go in