Young Thug joins comedians for BET Experience Africa

Best known for his 2014 debut single ‘Stoner’, US rapper Young Thug is joining the line-up for BET Experience Africa.

Last year Young Thug recorded a number of songs with Kanye West and he was also featured alongside fellow rappers ASAP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs on the first single from their compilation album Mass Appeal Vol.1.  He received recognition in the December 2014 of Rolling Stone magazine where he was dubbed “hip-hop’s new crown prince”.

On the Comedy Central Stage, South African comedy luminaries David Kau, John Vlismas, Joey Rasdien, Tats NkonzoCeleste NtuliJason Goliath and Skhumba along with Kenyan funnyman Churchill will bring great stand-up to the festival.

For sneakerheads and footwear enthusiasts, BET has paired up with “Hunting for Kicks” to stage a 360-degree sneaker experience including rare, vintage and collectible sneakers.  Hunting for Kicks will also feature a “swap meet”, sneaker customisation and an exclusive sneaker cleaning service.

Young Thug will perform alongside GRAMMY Award nominated international R&B sensations Tamar BraxtonMaxwell and Raphael Saadiq.  African superstars AKA, Flavour and Diamond Platnumz will also be joining the line-up at the BET Experience Africa festival.

Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketpro.co.za.  Ticket prices, which give access to all of the above, range from R750 on the mezzanine level to R1150 (floor standing), R1250 (floor bleachers) and Golden Circle at R1500.  Students qualify for a 10% discount by logging in to the Ticketpro website and using the passcode ‘STUDENT’.

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