BP’S DURBAN DAY
By: Nqobile Msomi
Over 12 000 people gathered at People’s Park on Sunday to celebrate Durban Day with friends and family. The day was filled with performances from Mafikizolo and Prime Circle in the true
spirit of what Durban Day means to them.
Sports anchor at ECR, Sky Tshabalala said, “I’ve grown up here and I’ve always come here.
It has to be the highlight of my year. I’ve seen it from both sides including the part of organizing it, to standing in front of 20 000 people and introducing acts such as Beatenburg and Mafikizolo.”
Phakama Ntshwanti, one of the people that attended the event said, “It’s a nice vibe, I like the multi-racial part of it, thought it was going to be Indian. The music caters for all demographics
and it’s very different.”
Ntshwanti’s friend, Wanga Tsengiwe agreed.
“At first I didn’t know about it till my friend told me about it, but what I can tell now it’s about bringing people together of all races, and all backgrounds because if you look around it’s a
mixture of everybody and enjoying the music,” added Tsengiwe.
Zane Derbyshire, Producer at ECR commented, “Durban Day is a way for us to have what we do on Radio come to life for listeners. What I personally love about it, is that it brings everyone in
Durban together. If you look at the crowd around you the statement is self-explanatory.”
Jason McCall Executive Producer of ECR said, “It is the greatest event that Durban can host, because we bring the greatest acts to you. We thankful and grateful and we are nothing without