9 November, Tembisa-born, international DJ & Producer, Ashley Raphala, famously known as Shimza is back with his 9th annual One Man Show at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa. The 28 year-old DJ is once again hosting the biggest, star-studded Christmas show on the 25th December, featuring the likes of Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick, AKA, Black Motion, Sjava, Lady Zamar, and Moozlie among many others.
Hosted by esteemed entertainers, Skhumba and Somizi, the show will be nothing short of laughter and jaw-dropping moments. Not strangers to the OMS, both stars have hosted the show before and familiar with the audiences.
Not only a DJ, a big-hearted one too, the One Man show is a charity driven event that Shimza hosts annually to benefit orphaned school children from Tembisa. Last year, he managed to buy school uniform for over 400 pupils and he hopes to raise it to a thousand one day.
Shimza who has also taken up residency at And Club in Newtown for the whole of November is excited about his festive musical showcases “The residency at And Club is a very big thing for me because it is a platform where I will be interacting with my fans and clients on a very personal level. I get to play music that best describes who I am and the direction I’m heading musically, and the fact that I want to bring back the spirit of house music in our ever-changing industry. This residency is a home to people who share the same love for house music. I also take is as the road to OMS, and I also get to play with some of my favourite DJs.”
Shimza is a METRO FM DJ and is one of the most sought-after DJs with flourishing international careers, with frequent shows in places such as Portugal, Spain, Greece, Angola and London among many parts of the world. A hit-maker, whose debut album Shimuzic did very well, featuring hits singles “African Woman” and Akulalwa”.
His And Club shows are from 2nd November, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November. Media is invited to attend the shows. And Club is at 39 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street Newtown.
Tickets for the popular One Man Show are available at Computicket from R150. General access and R350 VIP.