Dear Fans, partners, friends, and media
Over the past seven years that I have been recording, releasing, producing and performing music, I have come into contact with you, one way or another. During the course of my musical journey, you have extended a generous hand to me, and for that I am truly grateful. Welcome to my blog, I am excited to share my journey with you, going forward.
This weekend I took part in two events supporting two causes that I truly advocate for. The Feather awards as well as the breast cancer awareness, Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon.
My first Feather Awards experience
The 11th annual Feather Awards took place on Thursday the 17th of October at number 1 Fox Street, Newtown Johannesburg. Having been a voice for the LGBTIQ+ community for over a decade, this year the Feathers took things to the next level, with celebrations extending beyond just an awards evening to its 1st annual Feather’s Festival on Saturday the 19th of October 2019 where I returned for yet another performance.
It was both an honour and a privilege to walk the red carpet, present an award and, do what I love most – which is to perform. For the red carpet and award presentation, I was adorned in House of Uys design, with the stage look being a one-of-a-kind piece from Imprint ZA’s latest Spring/Summer collection.
My highlight of the night was collaborationg with my dear friend, and fellow Singer/Songwriter Langa Mavuso for a rendition of Caiphus Semenya’s classic hit Ziph’inkomo, whilst newly weds Somizi and Mohale, as well as Nomsa Buthelezi and Zandile Shezi joined us on stage to celebrate queer unions.
The night was truly special, as we came together to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community and honoured those who continue to shine the light and take a stand for equality
Avon Justine iTHEMBA Walkathon (I walk the talk)
Pink tutus and joy abounded at the 14th annual Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon, held to raise awareness and hope in the fight against breast cancer at Marks Park in Emmarentia. I took part in the 5km walk amongst an excited crowd – where myself, and 20 000 community members who all came out with one united goal – to raise hope and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
As a treat to those in attendance, I performed an electric set with my live band including favourites Ezizweni, Jazzy version of Found you, my chart-topping hit ‘Ndi cel’ iKiss’ (which I had to repeat at encore request) and ‘Thandolwethu’.
Many held in mind the loved ones they had lost to cancer and some carried signs in their honour. I would like to commend all cancer survivors for their courage and extend a heartfelt thank you to Avon , Justine, Kaya Fm and their affiliates for providing the platform to celebrate these amazing individuals.
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