Leisure & Entertainment

Monday, 15 April 2019 11:05

Cape Town Talent groomed for success

Cape Town Talent groomed for success

Industry experts Vicky Sampson, Gabi Le Roux and Nini Schlechter founders of MCI (Mzansi Cultural Industries) are burning the midnight oil to bring Cape Town, a show stopper event, the Mzansi Many Roots, One Tree production from 26 - 27 April at 8pm at the Roxy Revue Bar, Grand West.

This proudly South African event, will present a rainbow cast hailing all the way from Langebaan, Lavender Hill, Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain to name a few, who will dish up fresh original entertainment flavour that will get your feet tapping.

The following homegrown talent is on the bill, Sensation, Na'eem and Tiffany from Mitchells Plain, this duo started as gymnasts doing acrobatic gymnastics and had dance as a subject at school when they started dancing together. They do contemporary, hip-hop, all styles and free style. They have entered and won many competitions together, consistently growing as performance artists. Together they concentrate more on modern contemporary dance. With great passion for dance and the chemistry between them, they complement each other and make a great team.

Craig Hendricks aka Craiig'0 was born and bred in the heart of the ghetto of Tafelsig, Mitchell's Plain. A 22 year old explosive and energetic Rymkletser (Afrikaans rapper) that aims to uplift his community through straight facts lyricism in his unique and one of a kind ways of doing music. He is currently working on projects with the legendary producer of the late legend MANDOZA, Gabi Le Roux and Vicky. He also performed on big platforms such as, Grand West and Artscape Theatre.

Phiwe Longo is a 29 year old songbird born in Eastern Cape and now lives in the heart of Khayelitsha. In 2006 she discovered that she had a God given talent to sing when she was part of a school choir. She is an up and coming Afro Soul artist, a song writer and composer.

King Luther a true Capetonian and an Afrikaapse/Rymklets Hip-Hop Artist, born in Elsiesriver and now based in Athlone who performed at multiple stages including the Artscape. He is a Rapper on a mission. He was recently signed to record Label MCI, under the wings of Gabi Le Roux, Vicky Sampson and Nini Schlecter and is definitely on his way to making waves in the entertainment industry.

Kevin J, Soul vocalist grew up in Manenberg and is currently living in Mitchells plain, using his talent to connect and touch his audience. He believes that singing is like storytelling and wants to create music that cuts across many genres, melodic and lyric-intensive. His goal is to share his God-given talent with the world.

Bokkie (stage name) 27year old Fredaulischia Palm, hailing from the small village of Springbok, was recently signed by MCI on the strength of her dynamic Rymklets style, sculpting words with great skill to drive home messages of daily life as experienced by South African communities, particularly the disadvantaged. She was first discovered by Cape HipHop Guru, Ready D and introduced to Gabi Le Roux, who immediately arranged for her to come to Cape Town to record her first single “Slawerny” soon to be released with its Music Video. She had been taking some time out to get married in 2014 and give birth to her two kids. Now she is back with a vengeance and audiences will be stunned by her presence.


We are in for a treat with a special performance by Vicky Sampson debuting her new single, One Land One Cry, that has a strong message about uniting our nation which is a follow on from her world renowned, African Dream song. This single is composed by Nini Schlechter and produced by Gabi Le Roux.

MCI launched their company in 2018 with the a focus on uniting diverse and colorful communities, through various  genres of dance styles including hip hop, contemporary, rap, singing and more.

'As directors, creators, producers and mentors putting together this exciting show, we have seen our cast grow from strength to strength and we are so proud to be involved with this amazing production', shares Vicky Sampson.

'MCI is in existence because we saw a huge niche in our entertainment industry to grow and develop the huge talent that exists in South Africa. We had an opportunity to create credible platforms for these artists not only in their hometowns but on the African continent and throughout the world. We are doing everything within our available resources and influence to showcase this talent locally and abroad. It is time to take South Africa to the world. Our motto is discover, develop and establish. We live by this vision and mission every day. The long term Strategy of our NPC, Mzansi One Tree Development Projects is to build a holistic style Academy, which will focus on all aspects of developing and establishing careers within the entertainment industry. We are in the process of finalising a relationship and partnership with the National Department of Arts & Culture to make this a reality', explains Vicky Sampson on behalf of MCI.

For more information the organisation and the rest of of the line up please check :



You Tube:  https://youtu.be/JLh2vtjbJdw

Ticket price R150 and bookings are made through Computicket.

Forthcoming exciting attractions:

On 20 - 21 Mzansi Many Roots, One Tree production return to the Artscape after a sold out show in Nov 2018. MCI will be participating in the Shanghai Tourism Festival and representing Africa and South Africa for the first time.

These productions are made possible by the generous contribution of the following sponsors, Grand West, Community Chest, Artscape Theatre, and media partner, Moja Media.

For media queries contact Candice Jansen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Issued by: Candice Jansen
Heads Up Communications
On behalf of MCI (Mzansi Cultural Industries)

Editors notes:
Discover, Develop & Establish

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