KWESTA’S ALBUM LAUNCH LEAVES DURBANITES SATISFIED
By: Sethabile Bhekiswayo
A large turnout of music lovers flocked into the Boulevard Night Club on Florida Road as South African hip-hop star Kwesta launched his new album on Thursday night.
The long awaited album titled Dakar has been available since last year November on iTunes and the hard copy was only available in stores last month. The album has been making waves, with the track Thul’ujayive featuring Kid X and Zakwe already an anthem on radio.
“When we decided to do this track we never planned it- the guys came to visit and we were in studio and we found ourselves doing a track and now we have a hit single” said Kwesta.
The album also includes collaborations with the likes of Kruna, Soweto Gospel Choir, The Parlotones and many more.
When Kwesta took to the stage to perform Do like I do the crowd went crazy and the track had everyone on their feet. This performance was followed by Thul’ujayive which led to Kid X joining Kwesta on the stage. They then added a little twist to it when they decided to perform Pass and Special, Kid X’s new hot single.
Kwesta said, “It wouldn’t be a great performance if we didn’t perform Amantombazane which I was featured on and Cara-Cara as these tracks are both making waves and fortunately I and Kid X had the opportunity to be part of them.”
As this was the official album launch he was also set to continue promoting his album at Club Absolute later that night.
While having fun and enjoying the evening Zama Masuku said she had one of the best nights of her life.
“I had an amazing time chilling with my friends but it was more fun when Kid X and Kwesta performed since it was my main reason for being here and I’m happy they performed my favorite song Boomshakalaka,” Masuku said.
Gregory Luthuli said he had other reasons why he came for the album launch.
“If it wasn’t for the R10 000 tab I would’ve never known about Kwesta’s launch but luckily I got to see Kwesta perform even though I’m a house fanatic,” Luthuli said.
Kwesta assured his fans that Dakar 2 was on its way but that will be a long wait since he is still loving the response from fans with Dakar and as it is making waves on iTunes.