SUPERSTAR: AKA shows the crowd some love on stage. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
SUPERSTAR: AKA shows the crowd some love on stage. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
SURPRISE: Singer Jimmy Nevis and Paxton Fielies perform duet. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
SURPRISE: Singer Jimmy Nevis and Paxton Fielies perform duet. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
PERFORMS: Shekinah. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO/African News Agency/ANA
PERFORMS: Shekinah. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO/African News Agency/ANA
FULL HOUSE: Over 10 000 fans rocked up at the HeartFM music festival in Newlands stadium on Saturday. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
FULL HOUSE: Over 10 000 fans rocked up at the HeartFM music festival in Newlands stadium on Saturday. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
CROWD PLEASER: Emo Adams. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
CROWD PLEASER: Emo Adams. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
MINI ME: Youngstar holding seven-month-old fan baby Hakim Philander. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
MINI ME: Youngstar holding seven-month-old fan baby Hakim Philander. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
STAR: Craig Lucas on stage. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
STAR: Craig Lucas on stage. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
JAZZY DELIGHT: Micasa got the crowd to jiga with their soulful songs. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA
JAZZY DELIGHT: Micasa got the crowd to jiga with their soulful songs. Photo: PHANDO JIKELO. African News Agency/ANA

After AKA’s stellar performance at the Heart FM music festival on Saturday, he paid tribute to fellow Cape Town rapper Youngsta CPT, and also met up with his family for a little reunion.

“I’d like to send a shout out to my family, I’m so excited to see them again,” he said on stage, asking his auntie Mona to meet him backstage.

Mona tells the Daily Voice: “Kiernan is my brother’s child, I’m so happy to see him again.”

AKA performed after Youngsta CPT and he praised the younger artist for his achievements.

Paxton and Jimmy Neves Video: Venecia Valentine/Daily Voice

“Ya’ll should appreciate and treasure this man, he is huge,” he told the audience.

“The things he does in Cape Town and the support he gained from here; I’d never have been able to do what he does for Cape Town.

“The two also had a private chat in Youngsta’s trailer afterwards, and Youngsta told the Daily Voice: “This guy makes me so proud and his words mean a lot, I appreciate the respect and love.”

DJ Skopuers Video: Venecia Valentine/Daily Voice

The second annual Heart Cape Town Music Festival rocked the Mother City as nearly 10 000 people flocked to the Newlands Cricket Stadium.

Jarrad Rickets opened the show with his latest song, called Paradise, and Ben Ten hitmaker Early B had the crowd in stitches with his quirky lyrics.

Other artists included Top Dogg, The Black Ties, Freshly Ground, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Mango Groove, Emo Adams, Micasa, Robin Pieters, Shekinah, Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels, Craig Lucas and Jimmy Nevis.

Craig Lucas on stage. Video: Venecia Valentine/Daily Voice

Craig performed with a 13-piece band and back-up singers, while Idols SA 2017 winner Paxton Fielies put in a surprise appearance when she joined Jimmy on stage for his song Feel Something.

But it was AKA who stole the show and many people said his was the best performance of the day.

Nazley Daniels from Steenberg said: “It’s my first time at the festival, the show was amazing, I came for AKA and I’ll come again next year.”

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