The Healing Effect 

By Bantu Ndiki

Ebubeleni Festival and its partners never disappoint when it comes to their fans and delivery. Saturday, June 4th boasted another sold out show for the festival with the headlining, ‘Healing Gospel and Afro Soul Explosion show, at the Sun Boardwalk venue. The main artists featured were Kelly Khumalo, Jaziel Brothers and Butho Vuthela. 

Delivering a stellar performance, superstar Kelly Khumalo left the audience with their jaws dropped after an amazing performance. She also could not believe the love and reception she received from the audience. Before her performance Butho Vuthela opened the stage and gave the audience a taste of his sound, with a dash of Gqom and the crowd went crazy. Jaziel Brothers closed the show with the bang and left the crowd shouting for more. 

“It’s been quite some time now without big shows like this one, this was just a sign of big things coming from Ebubeleni festival”  – Aluve Nogwaja, one of the audience members. 

 Groups of friends and families came in numbers with excitement written all over their faces. The night’s memorable moment was when the Jaziel Brothers performed, with the entire venue dark, and the audience had to switch their cell phone torches on and sway from left to right. 

The success of the event was so big to the point that, the fans went as far as going to post to the performers’ social media account showing appreciation to the stars and how they were left healed by all the performances. The fans were all shouting that, they cannot wait to attend the next event on the 25th of June 2022.  

Ebubeleni festival together with its partners have contributed immensely to the economy of Nelson Mandela Bay through visitors attending the events which has led to the increasing tourism numbers. We cannot wait to attend future events! 

Photo credit: Sino Bomvana

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