Divas 2018 shimmies to Gauteng for a one night only concert at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena on 27 July. This year’s show features international, award winning diva, Karyn White as well as South Africa’s own divas; Sasha Lee Davids, Paxton Fielies and Unathi Msengana.
Brought to South Africa for Divas 2018, Karyn White etched her name music history with her smash hit song, the female anthem, “Superwoman”. That song made international waves, selling over a million units, being certified Gold and named the Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989.
More recently, White has released a new movie and soundtrack, Gale &The Storm, a story loosely based on Karyn’s life and manager Jay King, legendary music producer and founder of Grammy award winning group Club Nouveau. The movie’s synopsis revolves around a revolutionary music producer who links up with a legendary soul singer and tries to convince her to sing again. White executive produced, co-wrote and starred in the film. The soundtrack is a brilliant fusion of cosmic funk, soul, rock and R&B. White recorded the songs in a record breaking 2.5 days while filming the movie in a 7-day period. White delivers an array of fiery and soulful melodies while belting out every note and inflection with power White will take the listener back to the good ole days of 70s and 80s.
Unathi Msengana, a singer, radio host, DJ and TV presenter is best known for hosting radio shows on the youth station YFM and on the Metro FM show with Glen Lewis. Unathi was also on the judging panel of Idols SA. She has been nominated and awarded several awards over her very successful music career. Unathi has shared the stage with several top musicians including John Legend and Youssou N’Dour.
Paxton Fielies is to date the youngest person to ever win SA Idols. She has recently released her brilliant debut single and music video called “Demonstrate” and also released the duet “Smother”, a collaboration with Craig Lucas (Winner of the Voice South Africa 2017). She sang at the World’s Children’s Prize ceremony held in Sweden in April this year and has been selected as the Foundation’s ambassador for its new initiative ‘You Me equal Rights’, aiming at advocating for equal rights for both girl and boy children. Paxton together with eight other ambassadors were awarded the Crystal Globe Award for their participation at the prize ceremony and in advocating for children’s rights.
Sasha Lee Davids was the 2009 co-winner of SA Idols 5. She is also the winner of the 2008 reality TV show Matrix 2. She released her debut album, Sasha-Lee and had the opportunity to work with Jamie Jones, lead singer of the Grammy Award winning group All-4-One, on a track entitled, “Before You”. Sasha Lee has recently performed in a variety of shows including Divas, Duets, Kaapse Jol, her very own show Breaking Free at the Baxter Theatre and numerous tours throughout South Africa.
Tickets are available at Computicket and range in price from R225 to R350. The show starts at 20h00.
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