AFROPUNK: Who Won at the Battle of the Bands?

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Gallivant Africa

As a precursor the the ultimate Afro music festival, the Battle of the Bands was a vibe!

Following an exciting list of entries from talented artists across South Africa, AFROPUNK selected the top four finalists to compete at the Battle Of The Bands competition. The call to entry, which was announced in September by AFROPUNK, attracted a large number of upcoming artists who submitted their music via the organisation’s website, with hopes of becoming crowned as the 2019 Battle Of The Bands winner.

Expected to compete at the final Battle Of The Bands competition are Raspy, Muneyi, Shameless and Yanga Yaya. The finalists were selected through a public voting system hosted on where fans got to vote for their favorite band, putting them a step closer to the finals. Each of the finalists went head to head to impress fans and a panel of judges.

As one of the biggest music festivals on the continent and in its third year running, AFROPUNK’s Battle Of The Bands competition traditionally selects one band as a winner, but this year, two competing acts, Muneyi and Shameless were announced as winners.

Following a rigorous process the two winning bands  will be joining international and local acts as part of the AFROPUNK Joburg Festival taking place in December 30 and 31 at Constitution Hill. Do you have your tickets yet?

Apart from performing at the Afropunk festival, the two upcoming bands will receive a prestigious distribution deal from Africa’s leading artist development hub, AFRICORI. AFROPUNK Joburg takes place at Constitution Hill on 30 and 31 December, under the theme WE SEE YOU, a message that brings together AFROPUNK ideology and the people who support it, under the banner of acknowledgment, and in resistance to those who strive to oppress. The AFROPUNK Festival will all go down at Constitution Hill on 30 & 31 December 2019

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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