Rooted in Africa and packaged to the world, the Standard bank LUJU Festival line-up has always embraced the eccentric and unearthed the eclectic.

Music, dance, spoken word – all forms of creative expression engage and enlighten us with powerful messages and memorable performances.

In true Standard bank LUJU Festival style, our line-up this year will feature a wholesome mix of pan- African and international artists from across different genres who do more than simply entertain but use their art as a powerful form of creative expression.

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Music LINEup

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KELVIN MOMO [ZA]

Kelvin Momo is a South African music producer, DJ, and songwriter renowned for his distinctive Amapiano sound, a genre that employs elements of Jazz, Deep House and Lounge. His sound is characterized by its catchy hooks, soulful chords and harmonious rhythms.
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SJAVA [ZA]

Jabulani Hadebe, famously known as Sjava, is a celebrated South African musician who has touched the hearts of millions with his soulful melodies and impactful performances. His genre is a beautifully blends hip-hop, R&B, and African pop styles.
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BLACK HEIDI [ZA]

Dorothy “Black Heidi” Mahoko is a South African singer-songwriter started performing live in 2020 after she taught herself how to play the ukulele. Her music defies easy categorization, but it has been described as Rock-Adjacent, Pop-Grunge, and soft Indie Punk.
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WAZIMBO [MZ]

The Mozambican vocalist, Wazimbo, is considered one of the greatest voices of ‘Marrabenta’ in Mozambique. Marrabenta is a music style that moves between Traditional Mozambican Dance rhythms and Portuguese folk music.
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LOUIS MHLANGA [ZW]

Louis Mhlanga is a world-renowned Guitarist, multi-lingual singer/ songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and ethnomusicologist. His genre fuses Earth, Wind & Fire-like funk and R&B with the traditional dance rhythms of Zimbabwe.
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THE SOIL [ZA]

The Soil is a South African acapella 3-member group whose is a blend of contemporary township style and an eclectic mix of urban contemporary which fuses beat box and soul, striving deliver melodic and harmonious messages to uplift and heal.
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DJ BOB [ZA]

DJ Bob has long been an avid collector and spinner of Jazz, Funk, African and Rare Groove records. Dj Bob brings his special mix of Afrobeat, Trad Jazz, Mbaqanga, Acid Jazz, Maskandi, Samba, Township Swing and Funkadelic 70s grooves to every set.
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OHPIS [SZ]

DJ Ohpis a curator constantly inspired by people and places. He has a strong passion to connect people, brands and their stories with memorable experiences through music.
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TAMIKA [SZ]

Tamika is a multi-genre Selekto, born and raised in Eswatini. She explores different sounds that pay homage to her multicultural heritage and eclectic music taste, from nu-jazz and boom-bap to Electronica, Neo-Soul, and all good things in between.
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DJ MBO [SZ]

DJ MBO, Mbongeni Sithungo, is one of Eswatini’s most sought-after DJs. His focus is House music, infused with touch-notes from other genres.
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SISONKHE KOLLEKTIV [SZ]

Sisonkhe Kollectiv (SK) is a group of 18 musicians; singers, a drummer, a saxophonist, a pianist bassist, a trumpeter, cellist, violinist and guitarists, who remarkably fuse Jazz, opera, neo-soul and spoken word.
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CLEOPATRA METHULA [SZ]

Eswatini born Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist, Cleopatra, has a golden voice and original songwriting skills, in both siSwati and English, creating a new energetic scene in the country music world.
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MAJOZI [ZA]

Majozi is refreshingly sincere and crafts heartfelt songs that artfully portray his uplifting perspective on the world around him. Beyond his exceptional vocal abilities, Majozi's skill set extends to guitar, keys, and drums.
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YOUNG ZESH [SZ]

The lyrically talented amazing performer from Eswatini, Young Zesh, gained recognition for his record-breaking song titled “KaKhoza. With his dream of becoming a global superstar, he continues to captivate audiences with his story telling and music.
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NOMALUNGELO [SZ]

Nomalungelo is an urban contemporary singer/songwriter, a captivating storyteller with an authentically Swati soulful and jazzy voice. She is committed to showcasing the fun fusion of the fairly marginalized Siswati language in a rhythmic way.
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MTHUNZI [ZA]

Mthunzi, fast-rising South African artist and producer, stands out as a multifaceted musician renowned for his diverse talents, from instrumental skills to his superb vocal abilities. His music falls under the Afro-Pop genre, characterized by a fusion of elements from Maskandi, House, and R&B.
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IPHUPHO L’KA BIKO [ZA]

iPhupho L'ka Biko is a Johannesburg-based Pan Africanist band. Undefined by genre, the band fuse Jazz with indigenous African music of imvumane and igwijo, exploring themes such as spirituality, ritual, tradition, culture, religion, origins, race, and displacement.
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NTATE STUNNA [LS]

Thaabe Letsie, popularly known as MegaHertz AKA Ntate Stunna, is a talented Sesotho hip-hop rap artist, songwriter, and record producer from Lesotho. He has carved out a unique style that blends traditional sounds with contemporary hip-hop influences.
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ZIYAWA KAZITHA [SZ]

Swati-born multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Mduduzi Matsenjwa, also known as Ziyawa KaZitha, fuses indigenous African with some of the latest modern beats creating feel-good Afro Soul and high tempo rhythms.
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DJ TIBZA [SZ]

DJ Tibza is one of the region’s finest collectors of music with experience on the decks that spans for over 2 decades. His love for Soul Music and RnB is evident in the sultry House infused sets he continues to belt out to date.
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DLALA THUKZIN [ZA]

South African DJ and record producer, Dlala Thukzin, is famous for his versatility in effortlessly blending Amapiano and AfroTech with Gcom and other genres. Some of his successful forays into Amapiano include “iPlan” & “Phuze”, among many other tracks.
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TALENT N’ MOTION [SZ]

Talent ‘n’ Motion is a professional ballet school for young girls from ages 3 to 16 years, founded with the aim to help empower and inspire young girls. Through high quality ballet education, international competitions and shows, Talent ‘n’ Motion is on a mission to create a healthier, happier and open-minded future generation.

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WAZIMBO [MZ]

The Mozambican vocalist, Wazimbo, is considered one of the greatest voices of ‘Marrabenta’ in Mozambique. Marrabenta is a music style that moves between Traditional Mozambican Dance rhythms and Portuguese folk music.
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CLEOPATRA METHULA [SZ]

Eswatini born Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist, Cleopatra, has a golden voice and original songwriting skills, in both siSwati and English, creating a new energetic scene in the country music world.
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DJ BOB [ZA]

DJ Bob has long been an avid collector and spinner of Jazz, Funk, African and Rare Groove records. Dj Bob brings his special mix of Afrobeat, Trad Jazz, Mbaqanga, Acid Jazz, Maskandi, Samba, Township Swing and Funkadelic 70s grooves to every set.
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THE MASTERCARD RUNWAY

One of the Luju highlights is the Luju Fashion Show held on the Master Card Runway Stage. This is where Eswatini and regional fashion designers get to showcase their talent to the audience in a captivating. , high energy show.
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IPHUPHO L’KA BIKO [ZA]

iPhupho L'ka Biko is a Johannesburg-based Pan Africanist band. Undefined by genre, the band fuse Jazz with indigenous African music of imvumane and igwijo, exploring themes such as spirituality, ritual, tradition, culture, religion, origins, race, and displacement.
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LOUIS MHLANGA [ZW]

Louis Mhlanga is a world-renowned Guitarist, multi-lingual singer/ songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and ethnomusicologist. His genre fuses Earth, Wind & Fire-like funk and R&B with the traditional dance rhythms of Zimbabwe.