The event which took place on women’s day titled up close and personal with Siphokazi saw the comeback of the Award-winning afro soul artist Siphokazi Mohapi.
Leading the event the Afro-Fusion songstress serenaded the audiences after years of taking a break due to the mourning of her late mother who passed away in 2003.
For the first time in the history of South African Music industry viewers successfully live-streamed at the comfort of their homes experiencing the event as if there were there.
Sollywood Spokesperson Rev. Mbuyiselo Stemela said they are proud to have ushered the South African music into the 4th industrial revolution, with a quality show that was watched live at home through our state of art technology service.
“Users at home engaged with the show as if they were there and in future, we will see more shows taking place with millions of viewers paying per the specific event, “he said.
He added: “We had packages for various users, those watching on the phone, those watching on their laptops or tablets and on Smart TV’s or connecting the devices to their TV’s, each with the required quality linked to their affordability.”
Dedicating one of the performances to her late grandmother and mother Siphokazi opened the prestige night with Legendary musicians such as the music director of the night and left-handed guitarist, Bheki Khoza, drummer Babes Ndamase, Khaya Mahlangu, the ever-so gorgeous African Queen, Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
Siphokazi said that the outcome and standard of the event was nothing but world-class and it was history-making.
“Everything has shifted to the digital space and we have to adjust and adapt to the fact that we are in the fourth industrial revolution and everyone should work towards that by educating themselves more,” she said.
Sharing stage with Siphokazi the remarkable Yvonne Chaka Chaka said the event marks black excellence in South Africa.
“I agreed to be part of the event because it was something new and it was something that was done by young black promoters as it is the right thing to support your own people,’ she said.
The event did not only create an out of the ordinary symphonic experience, but it also served as a powerful platform for local exposure, where black-owned companies were service providers from sound, lighting, stage setting, lives-streaming, and fashion.
“Music has evolved things have changed as we don’t only sell our music through the stores, the technology is taking over and I think everything is going be done through streaming and this was done in South Africa for the very first time,” said Chaka Chaka.
The proceeds of this youth development initiative will be donated to the South African Digital Content Organisation (SADICO) for the training of the youth in digital technology and 4th Industrial Revolution forming them into technology co-operatives, raising funds towards local music distribution across multiple digital platforms and the establishment of multiple exposure platforms for local fashion designers.
The organization has empowered and skilled 1000 youth with a target of 5000 youth in August 2020.