The very first unifying and symbolic Ubuntu celebration presented by Obed Mlaba Foundation made possible by the National Lotteries Commission of South Africa took Durban to stardom. On it’s much-anticipated introductory, Ethekwini Pride of Africa Festival took place under Africa’s warmest city, Moses Mabhida Stadium – People’s Park. Packed with a diverse heritages, values, beliefs, all unifying and geared up for Ethekwini Pride of Africa Festival.
Various artists from across the African countries shared the stage, delivering spectacular performances centered around world peace. Advocating to each attendees to become agents of Ubuntu within every tiny corners one may find themselves breathing in. This was no all-turn-up typo scene.
I couldn’t help but feel waves of liberation throughout. More so when the sound of the Durban City – Gagagasi FM‘s anchor of I Love Mornings breakfast show with more than 72K following, DJ Mzokoloko took to the stage MC’ing. The guy slayed, brought volumes of personality pared with one marry face. Boldly introducing Dj Cndo, Thandiswa Mazwai, Solomon Willy Dream Team and many other authentic African artists.
The blazing sun came to play along with hundreds excited African attendees, championing against stinking phobias. Through various rich, indigenous arts and cultural heart-moving performances. In response to the historical tragic Xenophobic attracts which seeded in Durban CBD spreading right all over KwaZulu-Natal’s townships back in 2015.
It evoked shivers being in the presence , hearing drums, the poetry, and some contemporary dancing mixed with a hint of Whipping and Nay-Naying from the likes of on point Dj Wobbly. Ethekwini Pride Of africa Festival proved being very colorful ,beautiful, joyful and attendees had a time of their lives. We got served one tasty Ubuntu stew, it’s all couldn’t possible get any gay than that. Apart from good food and wine we indulged on over at VIP’s little corner, patrolling around the park were folks from Lipton Tea offering some free-on the house ice-cold refreshing ice tea.
As stocked as i was being in the midst of great people by means of music executive @RealVusiLeeuw, equally glad as I personally know just how awful it feels being constantly discriminated, on merely ridiculous bases. For that, i felt the need to join in this tolerance-oriented uniting force for all Africans. Hate phobia must fall.Rocking out while singing along, the much excited attendees went on to Facebook, expressing appreciation of the spectacular acts.