Prime Circle, MiCasa, Sketchy Bongo and Shekhinah to entertain the live audience as well the thousands of TV viewers watching the Miss SA broadcast on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) from 17h00 until 19h00 as 12 of the country’s most beautiful young women vie for the Miss South Africa crown.
Since the release of their debut album Hello Crazy World in 2003, award-winning Prime Circle has dominated the SA music scene. The group believe 2016 will be their biggest year yet with their seventh studio album due for release in May as well as the deluxe edition of their award-winning album Let the Night In with its four bonus tracks. At the pageant they will perform their hit Doors.
MiCasa, one of the biggest dance bands in South Africa today, comprises Dr Duda (piano), J’Something (vocalist and guitarist) and trumpeter Mo-T who will take to the stage with their latest hit Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend.
Monique Bingham – performing Deep in The Bottom – has been responsible for some of the most poignant, soulful jazz infused house music of the past 17 years. Since her first visit to South Africa in 2011, New York’s Bingham is so entrenched in Mzansi house culture that her most recent hit The Pap was a tribute to South African food staple chesa nyama.
Hailing from KZN, Sketchy Bongo, with his ski mask and signature sounds, is a major name in the SA music industry, working with the biggest artists such as AKA, JR, Da LES and Aewon Wolf. He is also the only producer in South Africa to have had his own feature on MTV Base, which playlisted all tracks produced by him. He will be performing with Shekhinah Donnell who first burst onto the national stage as one of the youngest ever contestants in SA Idols back in 2011, where she made it into the top eight.
“We are truly excited and grateful to be a performing at the Miss South Africa 2016 pageant,” Bongo says. “This is such a prestigious event and we can’t wait to share a stage with these strong, independent, beautiful women. What you can expect from us will be an energetic, emotional performance that is sure to have audiences all over the country singing along to Let You Know, our current hit single.”
The dazzling Miss South Africa Pageant – to be held at Carnival City on Saturday, March 19, and presented by Sun International in collaboration with Cell C – will feature exciting local musical talent as well as an appearance by the US’s Monique Bingham.
The 12 women who are in competition to be named Miss South Africa 2016 are: Elizabeth Molapo (Bloemfontein, Free State); Felicia Muwayi (Nelspruit, Mpumalanga); Luyolo Mngonyama (Umtata, Eastern Cape); Marciel Hopkins (Paarl, Western Cape); Mikaela Oosthuizen (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape); Ntandoyenkosi Kunene (Mkhondo, Mpumalanga); Reabetswe Sechoaro (Pretoria East, Gauteng); Ronette Chambers (Cape Town, Western Cape); Sarah Botes (Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng); Schané Venter (Alberton, Gauteng); Sharon-Rose Khumalo (Pretoria, Gauteng) and Tayla Skye Robinson (Roodepoort, Gauteng).