HUMBLE SATURDAYS CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG TALENT
By: Sandile Zikhali
The Stay Humble Wear, which is an Urban street wear brand, hosted their monthly event called The Humble Saturdays at Happy Hippo backpackers on Mahatma Ghandi Road on Saturday.
Sandile Chili, manager of the Happy Hippo rooftop bar called The Globe, said that it was an honour to host an event of this manner and he also hopes to host more of this nature.
“I like to engage a lot with the youth, especially the black youth since I now have a lot of white people’s contacts. It is always a good thing to see the youth having fun. I would like to host events from people like the Durban University of Technology, they usually have after parties following events,” said Chili.
The event merges fashion, music and dance and brought together a number party goers and fashion lovers. This gave an opportunity to young fashion designers to showcase their garments to their market and also to promote themselves and to introduce their new material.
Lungelo Mayaba who is the founder of the newly formed “Bless My Hustle” street wear said that this was their way to get their brand known and to put it out there to the people.
“We are still unknown so every opportunity we get to showcase, we have to jump for it. We are working on starting our own Facebook page so we can engage with people who like our style,” Mayaba said.
The crowd was kept on their feet as deejays from different genres. Live performances from hip-hop crews had the place filled with high pitched screams as the likes of the Mainax Crew took to the stage.
The crew, which is made of four young high school boys from Cator Manor, kept the crowd jumping up and down to a number of their clean and implicit hip-hop bangers.
“Our aim for music is to build a strong relationship with people as our music gives out a positive image, we don’t use vulgar. It’s just clean music that anyone can listen to,” the Maniax crew said.
DeCipher, a hip-hop inspired brand co-owned by two township young boys both aged 17, promotes “African Swag” and was the center of attention as it brought something unique to the event.
Lungelo Ncanana, one of the founders of the brand, said they are trying to preserve their culture.
“We chose to start the brand to promote originality but in a swagish way. We wanted to come with something new. We want our brand to grow and with the support from our parents we going places,” Ncanana said.
The event continued until the early hours of Sunday morning.