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King 98 woos South Africans

South Africa-based Zimbabwean hip-hop artiste King 98 performs at the Sneaker Cartel in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday to mark the beginning of the The Iyvason Tour, which is being headlined by continental hip-hop sensation Nasty C.

By Style Reporter

Local hip-hop artiste King 98 on Friday justified why he was incorporated into South Africa’s hip-hop sensation Nasty C’s The Iyvason Tour with a scintillating performance at the packed Sneaker Cartel in Cape Town, South Africa.

The tour, which started on Friday, ends in Zimbabwe on December 21. It will take the two hip-hop associates across southern Africa, including shows in most major cities of South Africa, Lusaka in Zambia and Harare.

According to King 98’s manager Dee Nosh, the 21-year-old justified his inclusion on the tour with a vintage performance in Cape Town.

“His display was out of this world. It was a great show and he vindicated why Nasty C is taking him on board all the time,” Dee Nosh said.

“We have been looking up to such kind of shows since we have been doing international and local collaborations.

“Such shows push our brand high and create good relationships in the industry.”

Dee Nosh said this was the beginning of many things to come for the former Watershed College student.

“We are ready to party. For fans, they should come and witness King 98’s energetic performance and please come and sing along,” he said.

King 98 marked his entrance into the mainstream music arena with the launch of the album Francesca in May at an event that was that was graced by continental powerhouses, including Nigerian Davido, Nasty C and Nadia Nakai.

From the launch, King 98 seems to be making forays into the cut-throat regional music industry.

He has been so busy during the past five months visiting radio stations in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique and Nigeria for interviews.

The South Africa-based crooner’s music is being played on radio and regional television channels such as Channel O and Trace Africa.

Next month King 98 will perform at two shows in Australia before he resumes The Iyvason Tour with a show in Cape Town on September 20 before flying to Durban for another show on September 28.

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