Will or won't she? Is Beyonce coming to SA next year?


The hot and sassy Beyonce is allegedly in the performer’s bill for the Culllinan Awakening of the Cradle of Music three-day event to be held in Tshwane in partnership with the City, Sony Music and Rockstar4000 next year in September.

Interestingly, Beyonce is under Sony Music International and so far everyone including the Tshwane Mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, is keeping mum. Until when it beats me!

The media launch last week was in style. After beating traffic en route to old Pretoria Station, we finally made it onboard the luxury Rovos Rail. Music and fun was the order of the day.

And media contingents came in large numbers to witness the launch or perhaps to also get clarity on Miss Beyonce’s status.

After endless delays and unaccounted logistics, we finally alight from the train and hopped onto the tour bus with open roof to the launch venue. With intermediate rain blessing us, as we toured the Cullinan (first time for some of us), we finally reached the destination with sneak preview of performances of what to expect next year.

“As for now, nothing has been confirmed or which artists will be gracing the event next year,” says Lindiwe Kwele, City of Tshwane Deputy City Manager: Strategy Development and Implementation.

“This includes the issue of Beyonce whether she’s coming or not,” she re-affirmed.

“Let’s instead focus on why the celebration and why Tshwane was identified as the host as we celebrate the 20 year Democracy in our country.”

“This is the biggest and most anticipated event on the Pan African music and entertainment calendar. As the City of Tshwane, we’re partnering to stage and host Africa’s defining major world class annual multi-day fest on the African Continent and also create a complete music academy for our youth’s in SA,” says Kwele.

We’re celebrating our democracy and this fitting to host it in our City. This is also the home of the State President, the Capital City,” she boasted.

Close to R25m has been budgeted for this auspicious occasion.

According to some MMC’s who addressed the guests, the open field were the launch took place would be turned into infrastructural hub.

 The 11 year- old world’s celebrated Botlhale Boikanyo from Mahikeng gave a poetic performance to round-off the day.

Well SA, whether we like or not Boyonce seem to be popular with our politicians. So get used to it!



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