Social media has been on fire with images and videos of the “One Night with Sjava” concert. One thing that captivated us all, is the beautiful showcasing of African culture by the artiste and the organizers.
It gives us great joy to see Africans proud of their heritage and express their culture through music and dance on the world stage.
The show, which was a first solo concert, to celebrate the achievements of Sjava in his music career, was sold out a week to the date, which was the 27th of October 2019.
The concert/show which took place at the Sun Arena, in Pretoria, was slated to host over 8000 of the Sjava’s loyal fans, who have been there with him from the beginning of his career as an artist.
The artiste, whose real names are Jabulani Hadede, is a BET award winner, and performed some of the hits from his sophomore album “Umqhele” and also from his debut album titled “Isina Muva.”
The magnificent concert was organized by Sjava’s record label, Ambitiouz Entertainment in partnership with MTN Music Time. This renews MTN’s long-standing support of local artists and the development of their brands.
The show was a magnificent outing for the artiste whom we have named the “True son of mother-Africa” and the “Lion of Africa.”
In a world that seeks to discard our Africanness and belittle our heritage, we have men like Sjava who have decided to make his music so African that one would actually nod to his music, even without understanding his Zulu language.
He was born on the 24th of December 1984, in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He came into entertainment in 2005, first as an actor, and then ventured into music in 2015, and gained music prominence when he was featured on Miss Pru’s critically acclaimed song titled “Ameni.”
In 2018, he won a prestigious BET Awards and walked away with the victory of the Viewers’ Choice Best International Act category. His fellow contestants in that category were Nigeria’s Niniola and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana.
Below is a video of his acceptance in his Zulu attire, which we are most proud of.
The show (One Night With Sjava) which got South-Africa (and many other Africans) talking and proud, is a clear indication that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to, by being AFRICAN – you don’t need to pretend to be European or Asian, to be great. All you need to shine is withing you.
Below are some picture and video highlights from the show:
We are super proud of Sjava, and we hope you are too.