Thami who is one of the performer's at the annual Valentine’s Day event.
Thami who is one of the performer's at the annual Valentine’s Day event.
Bongane Radebe plays sax at the annual Evening of Love event. He was the MC of the night.
Bongane Radebe plays sax at the annual Evening of Love event. He was the MC of the night.
Pictures: Matthews Baloyi
Pictures: Matthews Baloyi

Last year’s Evening of Love event brought us the best in the game of love songs. Hence this year we have been promised nothing but the best.
Evening of Love is an annual event celebrated on Valentine’s Day and brings together musicians who have produced the best love songs.

About a 100 of us were privileged to be invited to a preview of the show at a splendid Parktown venue, under white stretch tents.

But Mother Nature had other plans. Heavy downpours forced us to seek shelter elsewhere. However, the rain failed to put a damper on the festivities.

The long delays we experienced in between proceedings almost killed the mood, but thanks to the bubbly and spontaneous MC, saxophone artist Bongani Radebe, all was soon forgotten. Even when he was almost electrocuted, Radebe didn’t wince or complain. He simply shrugged it off and joked about it.

Former Idols contestant Thami Shobede, who won the hearts of many South Africans with his sultry voice, took to the stage to serenade us right after Radebe gave a beautiful renditions on his saxophone with one song dedicated to a mysterious lady in the audience.

New artist on the block Bekezela also got an opportunity to share his music alongside his story to success.

Among the crowds, I spotted Samthing Soweto milling around but it was disappointing not to see him get on stage and share a number or two with us.

Nevertheless, after all formalities were done, the rest of the night was spent listening to more music.

All I can say is that Valentine’s Day will be steamy and a night to remember, as we share an evening of love.

The Sunday Independent