South By Southwest: Kwesta To Hoist SA Flag High At International Festival


The South African flag will fly high when Kwesta takes to the stage to perform at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music and lifestyle festival in Austin, Texas.

The event which takes place annually in March is scheduled to happen later this month. It is a combination of film, media, music festivals and conferences.

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Kwesta said it’s an honour to be chosen by the event organisers. He’s also very excited about the opportunity to hoist the SA flag high for the world to see.

“I first learnt that they wanted me to perform about a month ago. I was naturally excited when it was finalised. I guess they heard my music and how much South Africans love it and decided to book me,” Kwesta said.

The rapper joins the likes of K.O and Jesse Clegg who have performed at the festival in the past. Consequently, rapper Kwesta is going to take the opportunity very seriously.

“I am honoured to be recognised for my music enough to be a part of such an amazing and prestigious festival. Everyone knows about the South by Southwest festival and so to perform at it is massive,” he added.

In addition, he promised not to change anything in his performance. Instead, he would give fans and the world a taste of South African music.

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Rapper Kwesta will be performing at two events as part of the festival on March 17 and March 18 respectively.

Meanwhile, Kwesta’s fans rallied round him when he ended up with no award at the Metro FM Awards. Most people including fellow artists thought that Kwesta’s Ngud would take the award for Song of the Year. Instead, the award went to Nasty c for Hell Naw. Ngud was clearly the most-celebrated songs in 2016.