Falls Carnival comes to life

Langalakhe Mabena

Feel it, it’s here!

The stage for the country’s glamorous festival, the Victoria Falls Carnival is set and the organisers of the event have promised to treat revellers to a top-notch experience in the eleventh edition of the annual festivity.

For the first time, the carnival will take place in two countries, Zimbabwe in the resort town, and in Zambia at Livingstone.

The event will see over 30 artistes drawn from “all corners of Africa” performing on different stages and these include Oskido, Musa Keys, Enzo Ishall, Khoisan, Mac G & Sol, Anita Jaxson, Black Motion, LKG, Mafikizolo, Top Cheri, DJ Rimo, DJ Nospa, DJ Liz, Jah Prayzah and 9umba Toss Mdoovar.

Nigerian AfroBeat muso CKay was also roped in to be part of this year’s Carnival.

The main stage of the festival will be located at the Elephant Hills Resort and Radisson Blu Mosi-Oa-Tunya, Livingstone Resort from this Friday up to Sunday.

Vibrant Botswana MC, Loungo Andre Pitse is returning to host the event alongside local vibrant MC, Mtkay Ntwana.

Starting the Carnival today will be the Sunset Cruise which will be attended by VIPs only. Black Motion will perform at an exclusive event on the river bank at Pure Africa.

From 7pm, the official opening of the Carnival will be held on the main stage at the Elephant Hills.

Opening the event will be GWash10 with more performances from Anita Jaxson, Alyn Sano, Top Cheri, Khoisan, Mafikizolo, Musa Keys and Black Motion. DJ Tashinga will close off the event.

On Saturday afternoon, there will be an exclusive event by Mzansi media personality Boity. Themed “Boity’s Signature Pool Party” the event will be held at the Elephant Hills Resort. It will feature performances by Oskido, Nkosiminator, Stanlit, Tashinga and Mdoovar & 9umba. This party is one not to miss as it was a hit at last year’s carnival.

On Saturday, there will be performances from Bulawayo’s fast rising female DJ Just Drey, RenoLife, Boity, Han-C, Mi Casa, Jah Prayzah, CKay, Oskido, MacG & Sol, with Toss and Crew set to end the second day’s performances.

Jah Prayzah

The last day, Sunday will be a day for locals to shine as it will have performances from DJ Liz, Andrea The Vocalist, DJ Nospa, Enzo Ishall, Mokoomba, Doll Ya Mama, LKG, Nitefreak and DJ Rimo.

On Sunday, there will be another special event in the form of Munch & Sip which will be making its second appearance at the carnival. The food festival taking place at Zambezi House on Sunday afternoon will be headlined by Gweru-based musical outfit, The Travellers Band who rocked Munch & Sip in Bulawayo last year.

The Travellers Band will be joined on stage by Evoke, Jills, Stephen of Kent, Nikki Newlands, Fakeano, and Apollo. The event will end at 6.30pm to allow people to make their way to the carnival.

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