The dazzling Miss South Africa pageant – to be held at Time Square in Pretoria on Women’s Day, August 9 – is set to entertain the crowds with a line-up of exciting local musical talent.
If you need a reason to either attend or watch the event this year, below are the list of artists who will be joining global super star, Bonang Matheba, Liesl Laurie, Miss South Africa 2015 and popular wedding planner Zavion Kotze on stage:
Sho Madjozi from Limpopo made history this year when she became the first female African artist to talk away with the BET award for Best New International Act. The rapper has stayed true to her African roots even after making it big on mainstream levels.
Amanda Black, from the Eastern Cape, was first introduced to South Africans on Idols SA in 2015. Her album Amazulu went platinum and scored two Metro FM awards and three South African Music Awards.
Nasty C, will pair up with singer-songwriter Rowlene from Elsie’s River on the ballad/rap anthem SMA – an abbreviation of Send Me Away – which is the hottest cross over track of the year.
Jesse Clegg – son of the late Johnny Clegg – has been nominated for three South African music awards and has performed on the international stage.
This month both Black and Nasty C represented Mzansi at the Essence Festival in New Orleans where they shared the stage with headline acts such as Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott. Talk about flying the South African flag high on global platforms.
This year members of the public can vote for their favourite contestant on the Miss South Africa website – www.misssa.co.za. The winner of the People’s Choice will automatically make it to the Top 10 on pageant night.
There is close to R3 million in prize money and sponsorships for this year’s glittering pageant, with the winner walking away with R1 million in cash as well as other fabulous prizes. The runner-up takes home R250 000 in cash and all 16 finalists will receive R25 000.
Tickets for this year’s pageant are on sale at Computicket Miss South Africa. We hope to see you there.
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