By SYDNEY MORWENG
“I don’t have no problems with locations, like, wherever I gotta go for a show. I like the smaller places because to be honest with you they appreciate it more… you know they just wanna bug out and have a good time,” commented Sean Kingston, when asked how does he feel now that he’s headed for South Africa on his website.
The much awaited two day show piece exclusively takes place on February 25 and 26 at Center Court, Emperors Palace.
Well, Sean South Africa ain’t a small place, ask your peers, we know how to party and bring the house down!
According to the organisers, SA pop outfit Jax Panik have been confirmed as Sean Kingston’s opening act.
Jax Panik are currently riding high with two massive hit singles Get Up (If Your Hot) and Dinosaur from Jax Panik’s sophomore album ‘I Am Jax Panik’ both of which achieved Top 20 positions on the SA charts.
Jax Panik is amongst mzansi’s pop acts having recently completed the hugely successful Sonic Summer national festival with Locnville, Die Antwoord and Goldfish. Jax Panik burst into relevance in 2007 with a debut album release ‘Cigarettes’ & Cinnamon’ – lead single ‘Cigarettes’ & Cinnamon’ reached no.1 on 5fm.
The Miami-born, Jamaican-raised Sean Kingston’s tour to South Africa is famous for his debut single, Beautiful Girls released in 2007, and selling Gold thus making a hit with South Africans.
His latest hit Party all Night comes off the back of two of the biggest hits of 2010 Eeenie Meenie with Justin Bieber with whom Sean has toured with on the latter’s My World 2.0 Tour and Letting Go (Dutty Love) with Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj.
Mixing rap, pop, and doo-wop appeals to younger generation and his fan base are still over-gaga with his album Tomorrow released in 2009 which featured the no. 1 single Fire Burning, as well as further production from a number of top-drawer names Wyclef Jean RedOne amongst others.
This prodigiously talented singer and songwriter performance in the country is part of massive and celebrated line-up of artists expected to grace our shores this year.
Hip-hop enthusiasts are expected to descend at the venue and experience a mouthwatering performance from the mega-star.
Tickets (which are selling fast) start from R350 and can be booked through the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297 or Computicket or visit:www.computicket.co.za.