Rain ruins DJ Ganyani’s New Year party

SOAKING rains ruined DJ Ganyani’s Bolingers-sponsored Woza 2014 New Years Eve show with the South Africa wheel-spinner failing to command a full house.



Some revellers, psyched up for the dawn of the New Year, felt short-changed by the weather as well as the South African artiste who put up an average performance.

While scores of youths and a handful of adults braved the chilly weather as it rained for the better of the night, DJ Ganyani’s show paled in comparison to other gigs held in the city ahead of the festive season.


Promoters of the event were, however, quick to blame the wet weather conditions for the few revellers and a somewhat average performance by the South African.

As revellers waited for the celebrated South African DJ to come on stage, local disc jockeys warmed up the decks for him in the event sponsored by Delta Beverages.


Ganyani took his act to the decks after midnight and the moment he went on stage, he sent the crowd into frenzy as some of the fans who had sought cover from the rain shrugged off the soaking waters to watch the DJ do what he knows best.

The Xigubhu hit-maker put up what some revellers described as an average performance.

His performance lasted for close to two hours with revellers braving the rain. Some fans incensed by the average performance were seen trickling out of the venue as the artist struggled.

There was as general consensus Ganyani’s show did not live up to his billing as revellers felt his performance at Queens Sports Club did not match standards of an international disc jockey who has been celebrated in South Africa.


Vusumzi Sibanda, a reveller, said while the event was well-organised Ganyani failed to meet expectations of his fans.

“I think DJ Ganyani is known by fans that are into deep house like me and promoters should have brought in someone who is known by everyone because as you can see people came but the crowd is not impressive compared to the gig that we had recently in this venue,” he said.


Ganyani has been in the industry for the past 20 years.

The Bollinger’s show started in 2011 and over the last three years, all the Djs that have been brought in have had good shows as they managed to leave an indelible mark on their fans.


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