Global Week: Chrisette Michele Went To South Africa And Compiled This Photo Diary
October 31, 2014 - 8:59 pm
"We landed in beautiful Johannesburg, South Africa where temperatures were a balmy 85 degrees and nothing but blue skies as far as the eyes can see. Our day began at 4 a.m. with me getting my make up done and getting dressed for a 6 a.m. live appearance on Good Morning Live at SABC. Good Morning Live is the equivalent of Good Morning America in the United States. More than 5 million viewers tune in every morning."
"Media day in Johannesburg, South Africa continued with stops all over the region at Power 98, Radio 2000, DSTV-VUZU, Metro FM, SABC, Y-FM and KOVSIE FM/TV. It was such a pleasure to get out and visit the people of South Africa and hear how much they loved hip-hop and R&B music."
"My first concert in South Africa during the MACUFE Festival was at Old Grey Stadium. My band sounded great as they rocked out live in front of thousands of fans and I sung new songs as well as some classics. One of my absolute favorite moments was when I performed 'Total Praise.' It was one of those moments when a song can be used to help lift people's spirits and bring them together."
"My second concert in South Africa was at The Rose Garden. I actually kicked my shoes off and walked bare foot in the mud and water as I performed in the rain in front of 15,000 fans. I will never forget it. It was a memory that will last a lifetime."
"While I was in Africa I also experienced going to an underground drag racing circuit and hung out with the legendary DJ Drama, who was also in Africa to do a series of shows later that night."
"Our travels through Johannesburg and Soweto brought us to Nelson Mandela's House and the famous Lion Park."
"Visiting Nelson Mandela's House was historic. Filled with so much history and knowledge of what people went through in South Africa."
"Our last day in South Africa we visited Soweto and saw the Orlando Towers, villagers dance in street, went to a flea market and saw the "shacks" where a lot of the poor people live in Soweto."