Fally Ipupa and Professor are the latest stars to join the line-up for the MTV Africa All Stars event featuring Snoop Lion live, check it out…
The urban music extravaganza staged by MTV Base and the KwaZulu-Natal Province in Durban is set to take place on the 18th May at the People’s Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Other local artists include 2Face, Flavour and Zakes Bantwini.
Charismatic Congolese star Fally Ipupa, who first made a musical impact with hits like “Eternellement” and “Ko Ko Ko Ko” alongside veteran musician Koffi Olomide, is making a rare trip to South Africa for the All Stars gig. Ipupa made his mark as a solo artist after the 2006 release of his debut album “Droit Chemin”. His 2009 album “Arsenal de Belles Mélodies” brought him to global attention; thanks to hits like “Chaise Electrique”, a bilingual love song featuring former G-Unit vocalist Olivia. Blending a silky smooth voice with a range of music genres from soukous to ndombolo, pop and R&B, Ipupa has won legions of fans and music industry accolades. In 2010 he took home two MTV Africa Music Awards, one for Best Video (“Sexy Dance” featuring Krys) and another for Best Francophone Artist. Ipupa recently announced that he has been signed to Universal Music France for a 3-album deal – a significant endorsement for the DRC-based singer.
Well known for his jaw-dropping beats and catchy lyrics, Durban native and South African kwaito guru Professor hit the headlines with his first solo album “University of Kalawa Jazmee”, thanks to hypnotic hits such as “Jezebel”, “Lento” and “Jimaphi” which filled club dance-floors and dominated the radio airwaves across South Africa. Recognition of his talents came at the 2011 MTN South African Music Awards, where he won Best Kwaito Album, Best Male & Record of the Year, and Professor has since been making more waves thanks to the success of his second album, “Orientation”.
Tickets for the MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion are now available at Computicket and are priced at R40.