Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ne-Yo, Mary Mary, Wizkid And More Added To Essence Festival Durban Lline-up

Grammy Award-winning singer, Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo and gospel duo Mary Mary have been added to the lineup the inaugural Essence Festival Durban in South Africa. 

Organizers Friday announced those additions as well as Wizkid, King Kotini (formerly Riky Rick,) AKA and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the Nov. 8-13 event being held at the International Convention Center and the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

As the sister event to the annual Essence Festival New Orleans, Essence Festival Durban also will feature local performers including record producer and DJ Black Coffee, actress and singer Nondumiso Tembe, kwaito group Big Nuz, Wololo hitmaker Babes Wodumo, Fuse Academy co-founder DJ Zinhle and Afro-jazz musician Thandiswa Mazwai.

On the event’s final day, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Yolanda Adams will be honored during the All-Star Gospel Tribute.

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