Not even the absence of some of the booked artists and poor attendance prevented Sithembiso Soboyisi from shining at the show he organised last Sunday.
The Site C gospel artist rocked the stage at the Solomon Tshuku Hall in Site C with a small but appreciative crowd on his side. He tried very hard to give the best of his songs during an emotional show during which he recorded his first live DVD.
But the positive performance of his songs was admired and applauded by his fans and the few artists that attended the show.
Leading up to the moment, the show seemed to be stalled with small crowds trickling in slowly on a busy Sunday. At first glance, you’d think the show was not going to be a success, but loyal fans didn’t seem to mind waiting – and waiting some more – until the show finally got started.
Local artists, including Lulekwa Mhlanga, Favour Lutweyi, Anele Joja, Sindile, Gcina Godongwana, Mncedisi Sigwadi, Lumkile, Petros Silwana,Kholekile, Qongqo,Witness Antony, Phumeza Sobekwa. Khanyi D Ncele, Majeke, Sihlanu and others opened for the main act.
As he took his fans down memory lane with old songs and new, it was clear that the show has finally started.
He rocked the crowd with a collaboration with the Eastern Cape singer Khanyisa Sobuka who, he said, had always been there for him. Gospel enthusiasts buckled up their seats, some ran to the stage, while some sang along. The show was a success. There was no doubt.
Sithembiso sang and at the same time shared his story with the crowd and thanked all those who had attended.
“I thank each and everyone of you. Thank you guys. This means so much to me. In life we have great days and bad days. You are always there for me. Khanyisa you’ve never disappointed,” he said.
After the show, he said he was always looking for ways to make his shows different and that he was happy that the fans got a unique experience from all the artists. “These are esteemed artists who sent through by God. They gave their all and I am truly blessed to have them on my side,” said Sithembiso.
The attendees were also treated to meals because the show started late.