Wale and Kwesta bring fire to the Heineken stage
Rapper Kwesta on stage. (Photo supplied)
Johannesburg - Local rapper Kwesta teamed up with international peer Wale in Johannesburg for a private performance hosted by Heineken at the iconic Old Park Station, Newtown, last Saturday.
To say it was an electric performance would be an understatement, especially when Heineken threw DJ Black Coffee into the mix.
The details of the event were kept a secret until a few days before, to ensure that the element of surprise lingered like good wine on the palate.
Wale took over the stage after Black Coffee and started with his latest song Running Back, featuring Lil Wayne. He systematically built up the tempo until he played his classic songs such as Matrimony, featuring superstar Usher, and then Bad that has Rihanna, among other hits. The fans knew the songs so well there were many sing-along moments. He didn’t hold anything back.
By the time Kwesta unveiled his plans, the house was on fire. The five-time SA Music Awards winner dazzled fans with almost all his hits. It wasn’t long until the crowd started chanting and demanding that he sing his new song Spirit. But he made them wait for the grand finale.
When he eventually sang it, he brought Wale on and the pair performed the chart-topping track together, sending fans into a frenzy.
People stopped drinking and focused on the extraordinary performance of the song that lasted for 30 minutes, at least. The rappers had rehearsed it so well that they restarted the magic over and over again, turning this once-in-a-lifetime performance into what felt like an endless experience.
The celebration was spiced with a fireworks display. It felt like it was New Year’s eve.
Then a number of other notable DJs such as Euphonik, Ms Cosmo, DJ Capital and DJ Franky concluded the heavy line-up to ensure the guests did not get a chance to cool down.
Television presenter and model K Naomi emceed the event alongside YFM presenter DJ Sabby. City Press spotted Sandile Ntshingila, Dineo Moeketsi and Lungile Shabalala in the excited crowd.
#OpenYourCity was one of the biggest trends on social media on the night, which made the Heineken party one of the best this year so