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By Vukosi Maluleke

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‘Thank you for having sex to my music’ – Maxwell tells fans at DSTV Delicious Festival

The global star serenaded hundreds of fans in attendance with his classic ballads.

RnB Soul superstar Maxwell headlined the annual DSTV Delicious Festival on Heritage Day, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Johannesburg. 

The global star serenaded hundreds of fans in attendance with his classic ballads, including Fortunate, Lifetime and Pretty Wings.

Nostalgia permeated Kyalami as loyal fans of the global star sang along and took a soulful trip down memory lane through soundtracks to special moments in their ‘lifetime.’

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‘Thank you’

During his set, Maxwell took the chance to thank Mzansi lovers of his music for their continuous support. 

“Thank you for supporting me over the past 27 years,” he said. 

Clearly aware of the sultry effect of his music, Maxwell also thanked fans for making love to his songs. 

“Thank you for having sex to my music,” he said candidly. 

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This Woman’s Work?

Despite a banger-studded performance, which wrapped up with Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder), the artist left out the all-time fan favourite “This Woman’s Work, leaving some fans slightly disappointed. 

Sharing their thoughts on this year’s festival, attendees Atsho and Tessa said although they enjoyed Maxwell’s performance, they were disappointed that he didn’t sing the timeless classic. 

“I’m a bit bombed that he didn’t perform his biggest song,” said Tessa.

Atsho felt Maxwell’s set could’ve been a little longer, but said she enjoyed it nonetheless. 

“We enjoyed vibing with the music, compared to just capturing it on our phones, so we were actually in the moment,” Atsho. 

‘Top-tier’ Tems

The duo told The Citizen they attended the festival on both Saturday and Sunday, saying they’d enjoyed Saturday’s event more, and that Tems was their favourite performer of the day. 

“I’m a huge fan of Tems, so obviously I enjoyed [Saturday] more,” Tessa said. 

“I saw her perform live for the first time… her stage presence was beautiful” 

Equally a big Tems stan, Atsho echoed her friend’s sentiments. 

“What else can you ask for?” – Atsho.

“The fact that she was also engaging with her audience, that was top tier,” 

Overall, the attendees said they enjoyed the festival and will definitely be coming back next year. 

“It was an overall beautiful experience… I loved the food and vibe – so I’m happy,” Tessa told The Citizen.

Hoping for a bigger headline star next year, Atsho threw Giveon’s name in the hat. 

“Maybe Giveon nyana!” Atsho said.  

Tems performing at the DSTV Delicious Festival on Saturday. Image: DSTV Delicious Festival / Instagram

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Drip Channel O Dance Stage 

While the mainstage featured artists for a slightly older audience, with performances by Joyous Celebration, Oskido and Christos, the Gen-Z’s jammed to Amapiano and House performances on the other side of the racetracks.  

Kelvin Momo, Tyler ICU and Toss, and DJ Zinhle lit up the Drip Channel O Dance Stage on Sunday, keeping audiences on their feet as they served hit after hit. 

Saturday’s lineup was equally as jam-packed, with performances from Tems, Ringo Madlingozi and Zakes Bantwini on the main stage. 

Meanwhile, Young Stunna, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small set the dance floor alight on the dance stage. 

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