Eric Wainaina To Perform At AFCON Opening Ceremony

January 17, 2013

Eric Wainaina is one of the artistes set to perform at the official opening of African Cup of Nations games in South Africa this Saturday (January 19), at the Johannesburg National Stadium, from 7 PM.
AFCON Local Organizing Committee chief executive officer Mvuzo Mbebe, while unveiling the entertainment line-up said that the ceremony will become an ‘African celebration’.
“We promised that this is going to be a celebration of Africa. Only African artists will perform at the opening ceremony. All the tickets of the opening match have been sold-out. You are going to see all four corners of Africa converge at the opening ceremony,” he said.

The line-up includes South African vocalists Judith Sephuma, Lira, Siphokazi and Ayanda Nhlangothi, Mali’s Oumou Sangare, Kenya’s Eric Wainana, South African legendary artists Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Sibongile Khumalo and Ringo Madlingozi among others.

The ceremony will involve 900 cast members who have taken rehearsed for the big day for over 300 hours. 
The ceremony will precede the match between Bafana Bafana vs Cape Verde.


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