Top SA artists come together to host online quarantine party

By Tatenda Marwodzi

DJ Shimza and other artists got creative last night and hosted an online party to bring morale to thousands of Africans stuck in their homes during the coronavirus quarantine At 6 pm, Central African Time, thousands of fans had already tuned in to listen to the live stream that had promised to bring fireworks and true to its promise fans were serenaded.

Darque City opened the set by setting the standard very high dropping hits like “Gugulethu” that warmed up listeners and put them in a partying mood. Following his set, SA’s favourite duo DJ Maphorisa and Kabza DeSmall, favourite female artist DJ Zinhle and Black Motion turned the heat up a notch leaving fans crying for more.

The roof was completely blown off when DJ Shimza himself took over the decks. Unlike the other artists, he steered away from the trending amapiano hits but put a twist to Afrohouse, introducing a sound many claimed to be Ibiza standards.

“Shimza is really reminding me why I started listening to Afrohouse back in 2012,” tweeted one listener. And more listeners agreed that Simza’s set was the best of the night with one twitter user saying “Y’all can talk the talk but Shimza killed the set so far!”

The online party came to an end at 12 midnight, Central African Time, but fans still wanted more, with many requesting that the stream go up to 6am.

The online party was a success, over 200 000 live viewers tuned it and the hashtag #QuarantineOnlineParty was number one on the Twitter trend list.

Even Minister Nathi Mthethwa confirmed through twitter that he was watching and enjoying the twitter party. It was a good initiative to bring entertainment to citizens stuck in their homes amid coronavirus pandemic.

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