The Megacy united for the very first time on an occasion to celebrate 10 years of the Supa Mega, AKA. Pieced together with an orchestra, the 17th of March 2019 marked the beginning of a sweet journey for Kiernan and his fans as they gathered in Sun International Times Square, Pretoria.
From his first offering Altar Ego to the most recent, Touch My Blood, which he announced to have just sold “double platinum” on the night, the event was themed around the catalogue, including the stage design. An X-shaped podium represented 10 years of AKA in the game.
As expected, the Megacy came out in their numbers and the show began. 2Lee Stark, Team Mosha, and Sho Madjozi dominated the first quarter of the show. Making the crowd get down and creating a vibe that lived throughout the entire night. As the sound switched to hip hop with the aid of Dj ZanD on the decks, who created a consistent party mood, which paved the way for incoming performers. Pitori’s own A-Reece graced the stage, performing his recent and old hits including “Paradise” and “Zimbali,” and just as it goes, he brought the entire government onto the stage.
Showing love to the ladies, Ayanda MVP delivered a hot mix keeping the Megacy in a jump. And just as Nasty C came into the stage, a moment was created for the young star, as he had almost the entire crowd rapping along with him, lyric by lyric.
DJ Speedsta paved the way for the orchestra, as they came on stage to get ready for the Supa Mega. The moment we had all been waiting for, was finally here.
Looking CLEAN and suited up, a happy AKA came onto the stage. Opening up with Sim Dope and Run Jozi. Surprise collaborators included Da Les, performing his verse for “Heaven,” Emtee, Yanga Chief, Dj Tira, OKMALUMKOOLKAT, as well as Khuli Chana and DJ CityLyts who paid tribute to the fallen ProKid with “I Want It All.” Another notable and emotional performance was when AKA performed “Daddy Issues II,” and has his daughter Kairo’s name and moments of them together showing on the screens throughout the performance.
My favourite performance of the night... @akaworldwide invited Pro’s brother @CitiLyts_DJ to perform Pro’s part on my life anthem, I Want It All!!! A very special moment here. #RIPPro #AKAOchestraOntheSquare— Sibu Mabena (@sibumabena) March 18, 2019
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Over and above, the Orchestra On The Square was a major success and a moment not just for AKA and his fans, but for hip hop. Having your day one fans under one roof, to experience something has never been attempted in your country and execute it flawlessly. Fans waved their AKA merchandise and CDs as he was on stage. Rapping along to every song that was performed. The key takeaway from the show stressed the importance of finding your niche and sticking to it, they will always show up when they have to. Lastly, AKA is a happy man!