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Local celebrities support Cassper’s #FillUpTheDome dream!

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A number of local artists have already bought tickets to Cassper Nyovest’s concert at the Ticket Pro Dome in October.

South African artists are showing their support for Cassper Nyovest. The rapper, who is gearing up for his #FillUpTheDome concert, has received great feedback so far.

Celebs like iFani, Nhlanhla Nciza, and others have already bought their tickets and cannot wait to see the award-winning rapper in action.

Nhlanhla Nciza
“Wassup SA!! Supporting the young homie @casspernyovest in his dream to #FillUpTheDome. Taking my friends and kids. I’m gonna party like I’m 21�…Pls go get yours�…” – Nhlanhla said on Twitter

IFani
“Just bought 4 Golden Circle tickets to Cassper Nyovest #FillUpTheDome concert ?? I’m giving away 2 on my Twitter and 2 on my Facebook. □ I love big dreamers and this initiative will change our country for the better, that’s why I support it wholeheartedly” – IFani said on Instagram

Slikour
“The plan is to #fillupthedome I just got my tickets at Postnet. DoTheRightThing.” – Slikour said on Instagram

On Tuesday, the rapper, who is releasing his new album in October, announced that he plans to go gold in one day, and platinum in a month.

Source & images: Zalebs

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Pharrell Williams faces stormy South African tour

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Concerts scheduled by Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro- Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel.

The Grammy award-winning producer and performer has been targeted by the South African branch of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) movement. It objects to Israel’s 48-year-old occupation of territories where Palestinians seek an independent state.

Williams is collaborating with Woolworths on its “Are You With Us” campaign, acting as style director on several sustainability-focused projects encompassing fashion and fundraising for education.

“He is about to face the biggest backlash any artist has faced in South Africa in over 30 years, since the days of apartheid,” said Braam Hanekom, a BDS South Africa board member.

“He is walking into a very angry, unhappy environment because he has chosen to walk with Woolworths,” Hanekom told Reuters after the City of Cape Town denied an application by thousands to protest at Pharrell’s first concert on Sept. 21.

He said protesters could block roads on concert nights, potentially delaying proceedings, or even rally inside venues.

Pharrell’s representatives did not respond immediately for comment. Grand West Casino, where the Cape Town concert will take place, said they would not allow any protests on their property. The second concert is in Johannesburg.

Pro-Palestine marches in South Africa often attract large crowds, especially in Cape Town with its large Muslim community.

Woolworths said in a statement that it did not source produce from the occupied territories, less than 0.1 percent of its food came from Israel and that it clearly labelled every product’s country of origin.

The global BDS movement has also campaigned against British security firm G4S over its Israel links. It says its pleas have prompted musicians including Irish rocker Sinead O’Connor and hip hop star Lauryn Hill to support its cause. -Reuters

STORY & IMAGE: TIMESLIVE www.timeslive.co.za/entertainment/2015/08/04/Pharrell-Williams-faces-stormy-South-African-tour

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