10th July, 2010
As curtain falls on the 2010 FIFA World Cup tomorrow, Nigeriaâ€™s 2Face Idibia and other musicians including Shakira, will thrill the fans with a variety of international music at the Soccer City Stadium.
2Faceâ€™s presence in South Africa was felt by the fans last night when he featured in a pre-final show at the Malobo Club, Johannesburg. The â€˜You re my African Queenâ€™ crooner told the audience he would treat them to his best music come Sunday before the grand finale of the tournament between Netherland and Spain.
Apart from 2Face and Shakira, other artists lined up for the show are multiple Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jozi, Stoan Seate, Slikour, Zuluboy, Abigail Kubeka, Theo Kgosinkwe, African artists Nianell and flutist Wouter, Ghanaâ€™s Samini and popular local traditional group Ihashi Elimhlophe.
The closing ceremony according to the LOC will be colourful as the fans are to experience the best ever concert just as the host country wowed the world with a classic opening show last month.
The closing ceremony of the tournament will take place before the final match of the tournament and will start at 18h30. The LOC says it will be broadcast live in 215 countries to an audience in excess of 500-million viewers and will feature 780 cast members and some of South Africa and Africaâ€™s top musicians and dancers.
By Tunde Oyedele, Johannesburg