There were lots of tears, dancing, singing and laughs as Cape Flats singer Mujahid George celebrated 20 years in the entertainment industry on Friday night.
The Joseph Stone Auditorium was packed to capacity and when the show started there were still people trying to buy tickets.
In the audience, Cape Spy spotted playwright Basil Appollis, the late Zayn Adam’s wife Yadeemah as well as Taliep Petersen’s daughter Jawaahier Petersen, who was there to support her mom Madeegha Anders.
Madeegha was joined on stage by comic Waseef Piekaan, the evergreen Sophia Foster, Nuraan Boltman and Alen the car guard.
But almal was there for Mujahid, who was the star of the show and he didn’t disappoint as he belted out some Tina Turner classics, his signature covers, and a medley of old school hits with his brothers.
Fadiel and Aneesa Magerman from Stellenbosch made sure they didn’t miss the show and say: “Mujahid is a friend of ours so we just had to be here.”
Aunty Mariam Ellis from Athlone says it feels like just yesterday she saw Mujahid as a young boy on stage for the first time.
“I have been a fan of his since the beginning. Time really flies, I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” she says.
Mujahid thanked everyone for their support, and as he reminisced about his time in the spotlight, he just couldn’t hold back the tears.
He promised fans he is working hard to “take things to the next level,” and he’ll make sure his voice is heard on the local music scene for a long time to come.