Zonke's fans loved the set. Pictures : Karen Sandison/Africa News Agency (ANA)
Zonke's fans loved the set. Pictures : Karen Sandison/Africa News Agency (ANA)
Sho Madjozi energised the crowd.

Sho Madjozi energised the crowd.

THE RIGHT TO PARTY:  The crowd revelled in a celebration of  Women's Day at Emmarentia Dam.
THE RIGHT TO PARTY: The crowd revelled in a celebration of Women's Day at Emmarentia Dam.
Lady Zamar warmed up the day.

Lady Zamar warmed up the day.

Joburgers embraced the cold weather on Women’s Day to enjoy the star-studded line-up of the first ever Tribute to Women Concert.

The event, which was held at the Emmarentia Dam Botanical Gardens, saw a generational mix of artists serenade the revellers who had gathered to enjoy their picnics. The event organisers managed to find a balance to cater to the different age groups that were in attendance.

The event was staged strictly to just celebrate South African women on their special day through music. Vocalist Lady Zamar took to the stage first and laid the foundation for the rest of the day. Zonke Dikana had her fans on their feet with her soulful tunes before Limpopo upstart Sho Madjozi took over.

Her electrifying energy had the crowd’s attention. The main dish of this event, judging by how many people rushed to the front of the stage, was South Africa’s treasured group Mafikizolo. Not only was their performance reminiscent of the days the group gave us hit after hit, alongside their fallen third member Tebogo Madingoane, it had all the right ingredients of what entertainment is. From the dancing, the singing, arrangements and clothing changes. It was just wonderful .

The duo gave us songs like Emlanjeni and Udakwa Njalo all the way to their current hits like Love Potion. When we speak about a well-prepared performance, Mafikizolo takes the award for that honour.

And to close things off, the surprise act for attendees was 2017 Idols competition winner Paxton Fielies, who had her fans rushing to the front of the stage for her short yet enjoyable set.

As a nation that appreciates music, this was another great way to commemorate the fairer sex, through music and dance.


The Sunday Independent