Staged jointly by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KwaZulu-Natal Province, MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion takes place at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park, on 18 May 2013.
AfroSoul singer, poet and guitarist Zahara burst onto the South African music scene in 2011, winning scores of accolades and awards for her soulful style and powerful vocals that evoke comparisons with international superstars, Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie, Tracy Chapman and Asa. Zahara’s debut album "Loliwe" was released in 2011 with the first issue famously selling out within 72 hours and reaching double platinum status 19 days later in South Africa. Performing in Isixhosa and English, Zahara’s repertoire features spiritually uplifting ballads balanced beautifully by her own acoustic guitar playing.
A seamless blend of Kenyan infused hip hop and R&B is the signature sound of Nairobi based Camp Mulla. The award-winning crew, comprising rapper Taio Tripper, K’Cous (producer) and hype man, Mykie Toni, combine hard hitting jams with funky grooves and velvety smooth vocals. The group’s 2012 album “Funky Town” and hit singles “Party Don’t Stop” and “Fresh All Day” showcase their highly individual musical style, which they have dubbed the “2-5-Flow” or “254Low” (pronounced “two five flow”), a play on Kenya’s international dialing code.
Zahara and Camp Mulla join Snoop Lion (@SnoopLion), D’Banj (@iamdbanj), Big Nuz (@BigNuz_Afro), Fally Ipupa (@fallyipupa), Professor (@professorkalawa), 2Face (@2faceidibia), Flavour (@2niteFlavour) and Zakes Bantwini (@ZakesBantwiniSA) on the bill for the all star concert, being staged jointly by MTV Base and KwaZulu-Natal Province.
For an awesome preview of what to expect at MTV Africa All Stars, check out the highlights of the MTV Africa All Stars club tour, airing on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) from 10 May. Featuring high octane performances from Africa’s biggest live performers, the series takes music fans on an urban music odyssey from Durban (10th May @ 16.00 CAT) to Nairobi (17 May @ 16.00 CAT), before winding up in Lagos (24th May @ 16.00 CAT).