South Africa’s hottest youth urban culture festival, which celebrates Mzansi’s creativity and marks 42 years since the 1976 Soweto uprisings, will see some of South Africa’s rising music stars set the Nando’s stage alight.
Nando’s is committed to nurturing South Africa’s up-and-coming creative talent, and supports musicians through Nando’s Music Exchange. This global programme brings together emerging and established musicians for mentoring, workshops, collaborations and explosive events.
At the heart of Nando’s Music Exchange is an annual music workshop event held in the UK, where UK artists are joined by talent from South Africa, Canada and Australia to create together, be inspired and learn from artists who’ve paved a path of success for themselves. Previous mentors have included Little Simz, Ella Eyre, Stormzy and Toya Delazy.
Meet the artists behind the fiery performances taking the stage
Sho Madjozi is this year’s Nando’s Music Exchange South African mentor. She won the hearts of South Africa, coming seemingly out of nowhere in early 2017 as a breath of fresh air and releasing hit after hit to attract the attention of everyone, from big artists, to major labels and brands – including Nando’s. Former mentor, Muzi, who was part of the exchange in its first year (2015), has become a fixture at South Africa’s most important clubs and festivals, and we can’t wait to see him spin the decks on the stage this year.
Basha Uhuru will also see Hip Hop freshman Joshua The I AM, who took part in the Music Exchange in 2017, take the stage with his catchy hooks, insane verses and creativeness.
Celebrating the artistic freedom of the youth of South Africa
Now in its sixth year, Basha Uhuru will feature a lineup of sensational local artists, designers and musicians , connecting the up-and-coming makers with the movers and the shakers of our country. Let’s fire it up, Jozi! Join us at Constitution Hill for a musical fest on 30 June 2018 at the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival, and celebrate South Africa’s unique creativity.