With the 1st phase of artists announced for the TribeOne Dinokeng Festival and some of the hottest international, Pan African and local acts already billed to perform during the last weekend of September 2014, at what is now being labelled ‘Africa’s biggest festival’, it comes as no surprise that festival organisers and sponsors have decided to add another superstar international headliner to an already prestigious list of names. None other than global hip-hop megastar Nicki Minaj!
The New York Times noted “most influential female rapper of all time”, Nicki Minaj is a rapper, singer, songwriter, fashion icon and actress. With immense success through her independent mixtapes released from 2007- 2009, she attracted the attention of Young Money Entertainment, who signed her to the label. Her first album, ‘Pink Friday’, released in 2010 to much acclaim and success, followed by an equally successful second album, ‘Pink Friday’, and ‘Roman Reloaded’ in 2012. Fans have been wiaitng with bated breath for her lastest offering, The Pink Print, which was released globally just last week. The artist who is known as much for her chich style, flair and fabulosity as for her astounding talent, has also served as a guest judge on the popular US reality show, American Idols.
“To say we are thrilled to have such an amazing talent and global megastar such as Nicki Minaj take centre stage at TribeOne Dinokeng this year in the amazing City of Tshwane is a complete understatement. Fans have so much in store for them not only with Nicki’s first ever performance on the shores of the African continent but Nicki is preparing for an incredible new live performance set just for the legions of music-Tribes transcending the Cradle of Music in Tshwane this year at TribeOne,” says Jandre Louw, Founder and CEO of TribeOne Festivals and ROCKSTAR4000.
TribeOne Dinokeng music festival, being held from 26-28th September 2014, will be a first of its kind not just for South Africa, but Africa itself. With a line-up featuring over 150 artists performing on three main stages, it is already being billed as Africa’s biggest festival! The festival will see the historic diamond-mining town of Cullinan, in the City of Tshwane in South Africa being taken over for the first musical journey of its kind on African shores. International, Pan African and South African artists will perform. Megastar Nicki Minaj will be taking centre stage alongside Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, J Cole, Kid Ink, Keko, AKA, Xtatic, Khuli Chana, Naava Grey, Kwesta, Liquideep, Fally Ipupa, Redsan, Takeifa, Souadou, Ousmane, Ba’ponga and a range of other stars across the Diamond Fields (Hip-Hop and R&B), Thunder Valley (Rock and Pop) and Dance Village (EDM, Dubstep, etc) main stages.
“TribeOne Dinokeng continues to grow in stature with every announcement. Adding Nicki to an already incredible line up makes this a music experience no-one should miss. I personally can’t wait for September” says Sean Watson, Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Africa.
Minaj has sold over 5 million albums globally and is also the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, with The New York Times suggesting that some consider her “the most influential female rapper of all time.” Her rapping is known for its fast, distinctive and creative flow, her alter egos and accents. Nicki’s outlandish and colorful costumes, wigs and clothing have given her recognition as a fashion icon in the entertainment and fashion world globally. With over 44 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100, Minaj became the most charted female rapper in history. With endorsements from Adidas, Mac Cosmetics and Pepsi, she has certainly proved her star pulling power! Minaj has ventured into work as a voice actress in blockbuster, Ice Age: Continental Drift and made her acting debut in the 2014 film currently on circuit, The Other Women.
Minaj has earned numerous awards including seven BET AWARDS, four American Music Awards, one MTV European Music Award, Two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and Billboard’s 2011 Rising Star award.
“This is is Nicki Minaj’s first time in Africa, let alone South Africa, and we are proud to be hosting a global megastar such as Nicki in our beautiful worldclass and dynamic city alongside stars from all over the world right here in Cullinan, Tshwane” says Tshwane City Manager Jason Ngobeni.
Ticketing information, hospitality packages, local and international travel packages, and accommodation options ensured to suit any pocket to be released today with the last opportunity for fans to register for the early bird ticket sales discount currently in progress.
‘TribeOne Dinokeng’ is a ROCKSTAR4000 and Sony Music Entertainment owned festival under the TribeOne Festivals Company.
The City of Tshwane is the proud official Host City of the TribeOne Dinokeng festival.
Official sponsors include: South African Tourism, Gauteng Tourism, Petra Diamonds and the Cullinan Diamond Mine.
Official TribeOne Dinokeng Global Media partners include: Metro FM, TRACE TV, Sound City Nigeria, Clouds Entertainment TV and Radio Tanzania, Capital FM Kenya, Media Nova Angola, Gabon Television, TeleAfrica, TV+, RTN, Urban FM, AfricaGroove, National Standard Media Group, Kiss 100, E Masters Entertainment, SanyuFM Uganda, NTV East Africa.
TribeOne Dinokeng is powered by Power Horse.
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THE FIRST PART OF THE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED TO DATE:
US: Nicki Minaj, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, J Cole, Kid Ink
South Africa: The Parlotones, Khuli Chana, AKA, Gangs of Ballet, Karen Zoid, Taxi Violence, Tailor, Shadowclub, Zebra and Giraffe, Al Bairre, Desmond & The Tutus, Shortstraw, Wrestlewrish, Kwesta, Samuel Miller, Rouge, The Dollfins, David & Goliath, Veranda Panda, New Academics, Lacey May, Beatenberg, Gang of Instrumentals, MXO & The Peppercorns, Royal K, Beat Army, Ricardo da Costa, Mark Stent, Lady Lea, Tommy D, Roger de Lux, House Hold Funk, Kyle Watson
Hong Kong / China: Tenashar
Uganda: Keko, Naava Grey
Zambia: Slap Dee, Winky D
Kenya: Redsan, Nameless, Xtatic and Jaguar
Namibia (NAMA Category Award Winners): Namibian Music Award winning stars Gazza, Erna Chirmu, Elvis se Seun
Senegal: Takeifa, Souadou and Ousmane
DRC: Fally Ipupa
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