This past Saturday, the 23-year-old dancer, who has been nicknamed the Queen of Amapiano, didn't disappoint spry partygoers who turned up at Lugogo Hockey Grounds for the Tusker Lite Neon Street Rave party.
Photos: Kamo Mphela lights up revelers with bouncy Amapiano dance moves
Kamo Mphela knows how to fire up revelers with her gutty stage presence.
DJ Alisha breathed liveliness into the event when she took charge of the playlist at 5:31pm. She was joined on stage by Ugandan-Tanzanian dancer Dance Mamweta.
Media personalities Derrick Aine, alias Aine Dasha, and Lynda Dane were the emcees.
The first musical performer was Shwento Banjo whose smooth ballad titled Confession, featuring Ivan Clean – has become a TikTok sensation.
Music interludes were enchanting as the deejaying list that included DJ Buggy, Ssesse and Lito played a number of energetic jams including Sete by K.O. (featuring Young Stunna and Blxckie), Common Person by Burna Boy, Longombas' Queen, Tic Toc by Salty, Get Down (Madtrax), Loyal (Chris Brown), Daily Puppy (Central Cee), Rum & RedBull (Beenie Man and Future Bambo), Walk 2 Work (Nutty Neithan) and Magnetic by Goodlyfe
They also played slow jams like People by Libianca and Shwento's Confession.
Wonder JR, who broke through the mainstream music industry by joining Ruyonga and Zex Bilangilangi on Parte Yani, started performing at 8:51pm. His performance was spirited.
DJ Ssese thrilled the revelers from 9pm with a selection that had mostly Afrobeats and dancehall music. The jams that got the best out of the revelers include Finesse by Pheelz and BNXN, Koshens' Gal a Bubble, Cindy's Selecta, 911 by Kritzbeatz, Summer Yomuthi by Blaq Diamond, Rara by Tekno, Particular (Major Lazor), Rush (Ayra Starr), Patek (Mr. Eazi, DJ Tárico & Joey B) and Sungba (Asake).
Joshua Baraka, whose latest hit single Nana, has been topping music charts, including Apple Music, performed from 9:12pm.
At 10:14pm, Mudra Viral arrived on stage to a lively audience with Balo Balo and then Ayi, his Collabo with Sheebah Karungi.
DJ Lito, who kicked off his set at 10:28pm, played mostly RnB music. The list included Under the Influence by Chris Brown, Pour it Up by Rihanna, I Like It by J Balvin, Dumb and Broke by Khalid Young, Kwaku the Traveller by Black Sheriff, Drowning Backstreet Boys and Rehab Rihanna.
While his set wasn't as rousing as those of deejays before him, it helped the revelers reserve energy for the headlining act.
Kamo Mphela lit up the partygoers, starting with Mamazala at 11:09pm. She then transitioned to Busiswa, her collaboration with SBWL, then Amanikiniki (her, Fakaza, Major League and Bontle Smith) and Hannah Montana.
The South African singer also performed DJ Mujava's Mugwanti/Sgwejegweje, Sandton – her collabo with DJ Maphorisa, Bontle Smith and Focalistic, Griffit Vigo's song Ree’s Vibe and Black Is Brown, a song by DrummeRTee924 (feaurring To Zan'Ten and Star'Jazz). She finished at 1147.
The Tusker Lite Neon Street Rave party was an invite-only event that run under the brand's campaign dubbed 'Turn On Your Lite', which is aimed at celebrating self-expression, urban culture and creativity.
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