Hip-hop and sneakers festival a hit

03 Feb 2016 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 03 FEB (NAMPA) - Amazing performances by Namibian and South African rappers and DJs at the ‘Hip-hop and Sneakers’ festival here on Saturday had the crowd in raptures.
The second annual ‘Hip-Hop and Sneakers’ festival was held at Palm Tree Park and featured award winning South African hip-hop artists Khuli Chana (real name Khulane Morule) and Gigi Lamayne (Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney) and local artists Paradox - Toufi Ekandjo and Cassidy Karon - KK (Kadeen Kaoseb); KP ILLEST (Nikanor Kamaaizemi Hoveka), as well as a number of DJs.
Since the inception of the hip-hop genre of music, sneakers have always been part of the hip-hop culture.
More than just music, the ‘Hip-Hop and Sneakers’ festival celebrates all aspects of hip-hop culture styled by rhyming speech that is chanted, rapping, business, fashion, technology and much more.
The festival was opened by award winning local duo Paradox who kicked the night off with an epic performance that drove the crowd wild.
South African rapper Gigi Lamayne thereafter had the audience singing along.
The night really took off when she performed one of her hit songs 'Jungle Fever' amongst others. She later welcomed Khuli Chana on stage to join her in performing another hit, ‘Ice Cream’.
Khuli Chana stunned the crowd with his rhymes and mere presence. He performed hit song ‘Hape le Hape’ and others. His performance was followed by local award winning rapper KK.
It is at most times hard to perform after renowned performers, but KK’s performance proved that he is a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
The ‘Hip-hop and Sneakers’ festival was hosted by Doctatainment and local radio station Fresh FM.
Doctatainment is an entertainment company that specialises in social events.