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Nigeria's Asa hits all right notes

By unknown | May 25, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Africa Day celebrations have come and gone with sterling performances from the Parlotones, Soweto Gospel Choir, Asa of Nigeria, pictured, Awadi, Benin's Gang'be, Gang of Instrumentals and Yuri da Cunha of Angola, who really had female fans under his spell.

Parents came along with their children in their thousands to celebrate the event, which was a resounding success.

Sponsored by the City of Joburg and the Department of Arts and Culture, new Minister of Arts and Culture Lulu Xingwana and her deputy Paul Mashatile joined the throng of revellers who celebrated the event by dancing the night away.

But the main drawcard appeared to be the Paris-based artist Asa - who enthralled the crowds with her socially conscious lyrics.

Some took advantage of the occasion to show off their outfits. Dianne Regisford, former M-Net corporate executive, lived up to the spirit of the event when she pitched up in attire that must have had South African designers thinking twice.

She and her partner's outfits were something else. I was not quite sure whether she was trying to outdo everyone else when it comes to representing Africa.

Was it Rastafarian or what? It left me asking a lot of questions.

Anyway, she and her partner made a fashion statement and really managed to turn a lot of heads.


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