yoyo tinz had a highly memorable and remarkable event with the Gbobalor Hiphop package at last years’ Chale Wote festival. This year, we upped the ante and gave patrons a much better and more electric presentation with ‘The Shrine.’

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Except for dance, all the elements of hip hop were represented and we even worked on a small exhibition.

The mini exhibition which aimed to send visitors back to the days of baggy jeans, cassette tapes, gramophones etc., was fairly successful. Quite a number of people appreciated the photos and objects displayed from – from the game consoles to the old hiplife albums – and expressed some nostalgic sentiments which the exhibition intended to elicit from patrons.

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The Sankwas Bois – Mutombo Da Poet and Simpol Tinz – opened the show on both days with performances of their own, and antics that were greatly appreciated by the audience.

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On Saturday, upcoming rapper Tripps’ decent performance was followed by a guest appearance from Nkankha and a fellow collaborator of the JHB Massive, all the way from South Africa; another performance that was quite well received by the audience.

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Both days at The Shrine had these things in common: a crowd that kept growing by the hour, an open mic session, a dazzling beatbox performance by Bizzy Mof, a surprise appearance that multiplied adrenaline levels at The Shrine, and a fun, electrifying, vim-filled block party to end proceedings.

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In typical Shaolin Monk Funk fashion, IllaShaz performed on Saturday with an infectious energy that was evidently on insane levels. His, and Efo Chameleon’s performances were definitely Saturday’s highlights. And Sunday’s undeniably has got to be Joey B and Pappy Kojo’s crowd pulling, sing along set that had the crowd hysteric, and calling for encores of encores.

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Yfm’s Brownberry was the host on both days, and graffiti artist Ian Quatchie took
care of the graffiti work at The Shrine.

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Festivities at The Shrine were closed with a massive block party by Dj Keyzzz on Saturday,
and by Dj Vim Tinz on Sunday: both parties very aptly rounding up days filled with amazing Hiphop activities.

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Another impressive yoyo tinz showing at Chale Wote: the proverbial bar was raised several notches higher and now topping it is going to be such a difficult job.

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