MTC’s 081Every1Fest lives up to its billing
Having been touted Windhoek’s biggest show in three years and pulling some of the top-trending names in the music business at home and across Africa, the MTC 081Every1Fest came down with fire-works turning out to be a great success over the weekend.
By mid-afternoon, revelers were already trickling in huge droves slowly packing up the well-groomed Sam Nujoma stadium ready for an intoxicating treat from their favourite crooners, who left nothing to chance as they belted out the best out of their albums.
Taylor Jay suffered an instantaneous set-back when her music jammed right in the very beginning of her spirited performance but she had to come back again with all the magic loaded in the majesty of her voice that has been serenading South Africa for some time now.
The best of Kwasa Kwasa and Rhumba played out before a delirious audience as 4X4 Too Much Power brought the stage down with their enthralling drums and well mastered acoustics that spoke the language of perfect rhythm and dance.
As the sun poised to set its yellow glows over Katutura, Namibia’s triple threat and sensational troupe, PDK took fans all the way right through their smashing hits laced with a perfect choreography and signature dances.
The final nail to it came with the coming in of Castro and all the musicians went half naked, teasing and captivating their female fans with their shredded bronze muscles, all for the love of music.
The memory of Oshikutu came back burning like hot ambers which connected positive energies right across the stadium as anticipation for Zimbabwe’s musical lanky wonder-boy, Jah Prayzah grew by the minute.
Yet he was not to grace the stage not until Kalux and the adorable Adora blessed it with their intricate and yet raunchy dance moves which all came down to define the festival as the weekend’s number one joint to be for every reveler.
KP Illest came with the sparkling fires of raw rap-lines dipped in his hit song Okay Okay and everything else zeroing in on “spiced-booty”.
It was when the sun kissed the horizons, when Sam Nujoma was an explosion of perfumes and a parliament of Slay-Queens, Slay Kings and fanatics, when the magic of dance and song and fused into one energy that the lean, that the tall and comely Jah Prayzah made an appearance with his 3rd Generation band.
His mere presence brought wows and screams cutting across thin air as he oozed with an aura of charisma, before right away belting out Mwanasikana, Machembere and Mudhara Achauya.
He brought Namibia and Zimbabwe in one place and smashed the barriers of language to bring out one spirit nailed to the enchanting essence of music.
As he bellowed his voice like the incarnation of an Obia to the spiritual resonating sounds of Goto, cellphones of all sorts were out to capture the moments as darkness covered Katutura’s yard.
He fused his mbira with the sultry sounds of the saxophone which later hit the evening with the sweet-tunes of Despacito.
Nigeria would later conquer the night with the larger-than-life-presence of Banana-Fall-on-you hit-maker Davido and his counterpart Runtown.
NBC weighed in the cameras, bringing the entire event live to every other Namibian and as the night thickened with a carnal aura fused with the sweet breath of alcohol and sweet-scented Hookahs, it was clear that the event would go down to define a moment in the local world of show-biz.