The band "One Direction" performs on NBC's Today show in New York, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Music fans are struggling to contain their excitement amid rumours that popular boy band One Direction is in town or perhaps on their way.

According to various One Direction fan sites on Twitter and Facebook, the boys arrived in Africa last Saturday.

 They says the band is in Ghana and will move to Cape Town to shoot a charity music video for their song One Way or Another for the Comic Relief organisation.

 “1D in Cape Town, could it be?” tweeted a Capetonian, Nuraine Dunsay.

 A friend of the group Marius “Maz” Listhrop posted a YouTube video on Sunday, confirming that the group are in Africa.

According to the Twitter fan page, @Go1DenUpdates, the boys were due to leave the continent on January 17.

 Tne Direction, consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson, shot to fame after finishing third in the British version of X Factor in 2010.

 Louise Pillay of Sony Music Africa remained tight lipped about the group. - Cape Argus