CityPress - - News - BINWE ADE­BAYO binwe.ade­bayo@city­press.co.za

ast Satur­day, the Nas­rec Expo Cen­tre in Joburg hosted one of the most wellor­gan­ised and well-sup­ported hip-hop events this writer has seen.

Hosted by Castle Lite SA, and em­ceed by No­muzi Mabena and Tol Ass Mo, the event fo­cused on crown­ing the new brand am­bas­sador.

The Em­bassy party at­tracted celebs, twelebs and a packed crowd of hip-hop and House fans, all kit­ted out to the nines in the dress code of white, grey or blue.

The huge crowd was no sur­prise, con­sid­er­ing the mas­sive so­cial-media cam­paign run by Castle Lite to get fans to the party, and in the days just be­fore the event, pro­mot­ers and am­bas­sadors gave lucky fans and com­pe­ti­tion win­ners tick­ets to the show.

Af­ter some elec­tric per­for­mances by Ok­malumkoolkat, Riky Rick and Cassper Ny­ovest (who de­buted a new song off his up­com­ing al­bum), Pearl Thusi treated the crowd to some un­ex­pected twerk­ing, and she was re­crowned the Queen of the Castle Lite re­pub­lic, re­tain­ing her am­bas­sador po­si­tion for another year. As the an­nounce­ment was made, con­fetti burst from the stage, cov­er­ing the crowd, which danced well into the early hours of the morn­ing.

In the VIP sec­tion, guests were treated to a fully stocked open bar and an ar­ray of de­li­cious fin­ger food, although the vege­tar­i­ans were some­what of an af­ter­thought.

All in all, it was an ex­cep­tional party, and the chance for se­ri­ous mu­sic fans to get high-oc­tane, pro­fes­sional per­for­mances from their favourite South African stars. The Em­bassy hype con­tin­ues as Castle Lite is set to host a sim­i­lar party in Plet­ten­berg Bay. If the first event is any­thing to go by, there is no doubt that at­ten­dees of the Western Cape edi­tion will be more than sat­is­fied.

Some of the fa­mous faces spot­ted were pre­sen­ter Bujy Bikwa, L-Tido and Lunga Sha­bal­ala, and rap­pers Slik­our and Sean Pages.

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