That’s an empty rap for Em­tee

Poor turnout, heck­lers ruin vibes

The Herald (South Africa) - - LEISURE -

HI DOLLS, if there is one thing your Skinnerbek can­not stand it’s heck­lers, but that is for later on in the story. First let me get on with the usual busi­ness of the day, which is to bring you all the juicy “deets” from glo­ri­ous Nel­son Man­dela Bay.

Last Thurs­day, award-win­ning rap­per Em­tee was in the city for his Manando al­bum tour.

He was joined by Sjava at the Tramways build­ing in the Baak­ens Val­ley. The turn-out was rather poor. Let’s put it this way: he is not go­ing to fill up the Dome any­time soon.

To be fair, it was a Thurs­day night, so per­haps peo­ple had to be at cam­pus or work the next day.

I ar­rived at 10.30pm and ex­pected Em­tee to per­form at 11pm since that’s what I was told by his pro­moter.

At 11pm, Em­tee ar­rived in the VIP area with his en­tourage and videog­ra­pher. Scant­ily clad girls clam­oured around his ta­ble to have their pic­ture taken with the rap­per.

He was very gra­cious and posed for pic­tures be­fore sit­ting down to share a bot­tle of Ca­mus co­gnac (the spon­sor of the event) with his posse.

The VIP area was semi-filled with cool young­sters, in­clud­ing In­sta­gram in­flu­encer Naso Nguza, aka @that­cof­fee­bean­girl who was dressed in a cleav­age-bar­ing dress paired with over-the-knee boots.

My Sun­day af­ter­noon was a far cry from what I’d been do­ing ear­lier in the week as I headed out to KwaNobuhle for B-Man’s Sun­day Soul Ses­sions fea­tur­ing Paul Mti­rara.

The event went off with­out a hitch and Paul ar­rived when he was sup­posed to. I was happy to see a good mix of peo­ple in terms of age.

We all know that Paul is part of Metro FM’s ro­man­tic reper­toire on Sun­days, so I ex­pected to see some older peeps there too.

Paul took pic­tures with those who asked and even got the crowd to sing along to some of the tracks.

Ear­lier this week, one of my min­ions got to see for­mer Gen­er­a­tions ac­tor Sello Maake KaNcube in ac­tion in the the­atri­cal pro­duc­tion of The House of Truth at the PE Opera House, where the likes of vet­eran ac­tress Nomhle Nkonyeni, Owethu Mdala and Xabiso Zweni were in at­ten­dance.

The play, which was sched­uled to start at 7pm, started about 15 min­utes late and my col­league thinks it was due to the late­com­ers . Worse, peo­ple kept trick­ling in which made it un­com­fort­able for those al­ready seated.

My min­ion only had good things to say about the play, but was an­noyed by one per­son in the au­di­ence who kept chim­ing in and mak­ing re­marks. Skinnerbek hates heck­lers or any­one who thinks they are smarter than the guy on stage. Ev­ery­one was there to en­joy the show, not just you.

Bay singer Zim­sto Erufini was also there and wore shades in the room at the Barn. The room was dimly lit and her sun­glasses were those very dark ones, so I won­der about her choice. Per­haps there are oc­ca­sions that call for sun­nies at night, but, honey, this was not one of them.

Un­til next time dar­lings, ciao for now!

Pic­ture: ONKE DUMEKO

WOMEN OF SUB­STANCE: Busi­ness­women, from left, Michelle Brown, Khanyi Dhlomo and Bongi Si­wisa net­worked at the Look Good Feel Bet­ter break­fast at the Board­walk Con­ven­tion Cen­tre last Satur­day

Pic­ture: JUDY DE VEGA Pic­ture: ISOZAMA PRO­DUC­TIONS

TRI FAC­TOR: Friends, from left, Xoliswa Ntamo, Nwabisa Re­lese and Si­bongile Ne­lani has fun at the Sun­day Soul Ses­sions at B-Man’s Lounge in KwaNobuhle

Pic­ture: SALVELIO MEYER

WINE LOVERS: Matt Rep­ton, left, and Buli G caught up with Merid­ian Wine Mer­chants’ Ni­cholas Hafner at the com­pany’s an­nual trade fair at the Board­walk Con­ven­tion Cen­tre last week

Pic­ture: NO­MAZ­IMA NKOSI

OUT AND ABOUT: Si­bongile Mtembu, left, and Ol­wethu Mdala checked out ‘The House of Truth’ at the PE Opera House on Wed­nes­day

Pic­ture: GIL­LIAN McAINSH

PARKRUN PART­NERS: Claer­wyn and An­drew Hart are reg­u­lar vol­un­teers and par­tic­i­pants at the PE Ho­bie Beach parkrun

SUP­PORT­ING THE FU­TURE: David van der Merwe, left, and Heidi and Shaun Uys sup­ported The Her­ald Con­ti­nen­tal Ma­tric of the Year 2017 din­ner last week at the Radis­son Blu

Pic­ture: JUDY DE VEGA

WORLD IS MY OYS­TER: Mal­icka, left, Gha­teem and Aneesa Savahl en­joyed the cel­e­bra­tions at The Her­ald Con­ti­nen­tal Ma­tric of the Year last week at the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel

Pic­ture: ZAMANDULO MALONDE

EAST­ERN TOUCH: Banu Ra­jah styled up for a cancer fundrais­ing break­fast in aid of Look Good Feel Bet­ter at the Board­walk last Satur­day

Pic­ture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

IN THE MIX: San­net Owen, left, and Mar­itza Craig took part in the aQuelle Ocean Rac­ing Se­ries last week­end at Ho­bie Beach

Pic­ture: ISOZAMA PRO­DUC­TIONS

SOUL­FUL SUN­DAY: Dianna Arnolds, left, and Vi­vian Munger at­tended the Sun­day Soul Ses­sions at B-Man’s Lounge in KwaNobuhle on Sun­day

Pic­ture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

GO­ING SWIMMINGLY: Danny Darme, left, Chris­tel Koen and Lourens van Zyl swam in the aQuelle Ocean Rac­ing Se­ries on Sun­day

Go on­line to: www.her­aldlive.co.za for a gallery of pic­tures from events around Nel­son Man­dela Bay.

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