The queen of Limpopo dance, Makhadzi and South African (SA) musician and record producer Master KG will headline a star-studded affair when Thamaga village hosts it’s biggest ever music festival on September 30, 2022. The festival called Kumnandi Ekhaya Music is a mastermind of Botswana’s very own international DJ and Uthando hit maker, DJ Ngwazi, who returns to his home village of Thamaga this coming independence holidays for a homecoming concert. DJ Ngwazi is based in SA and he currently works for musical genius Master KG as his stage DJ.
Other international acts on the line up include Ngwago hitmaker, Prince Benza, Mthunzi, Prince Belo, Mapara A Jazz and Lowsheen Da Producer just to name but a few. Makhadzi, not so long ago hosted her successful One woman show in Tlokweng and she is already a crowd puller. The Limpopo-born musician is fresh from winning two well-deserved awards at the 2022 installation of the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DStvMVCA) which took place at the Sun Arena in Pretoria last Saturday. Master KG on the other side, has a global following after the success of his Jerusalema hit in 2020. Kgaogelo “Master KG” Moagi’s Jerusalema recently hit the record-breaking 500 million mark views on YouTube, making it one of the most-watched music videos to be released in South Africa.
The event released have released a hot lineup of local artists, including Franco & Afro Musica, Vee Mampeezy, Amantle Brown, and Dr Vom among others. Already the event boasts of DJs like Chrispin, The Drummer, DJ Sly, Ancestral Rituals, DJ Crespo and DJ Gouveia. The event also has a lineup of (emcees) Mcs, including popular SA actress, Nokuthula "Nocxy" Mabika who played the role of Thobile on the popular soapie Uzalo and local MCs among others, Hey Nyeenaah, T.H.A.B.O and Joey Babudi. According to the event organizers, this is one of a kind festival and DJ
Ngwazi proudly pays homage to the village where he grew up and started pursuing his dreams. “Growing up in Thamaga, the village deeply influenced his life. His story is one that can be retold so many times but he has the village to credit for his success in the music scene today. During the early years of his career, DJ Ngwazi was just an unknown DJ performing at Kings Bar in Thamaga. Kumnandi Ekhaya is Zulu expression meaning ‘It is nice at home’. He left Thamaga to South Africa to pursue his musical dreams, and with this festival,” reads a statement from the event organisers. The venue will be announced soon, according to the organisers.