SWAZILAND–Hipnotik Festival, Swaziland’s biggest hip-hop music gathering, was for the first time a two-day event. The 2017 edition of the festival marked six years since it first started.
This year's line-up was stellar, offering a good balance between established and up-and-coming acts from across South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana and Mozambique.
Aside from the festival being disorganized, the artists on the line-up delivered their best performances. The likes of Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai, Nasty C, Anatii, A-Reece, were the highlights of the event.
Earlier this year, we profiled Sakhile Nkambule, the founder of Swazi Jive Entertainment, the company behind the festival. He told us, among other things, about the festival's beginnings: "It was initially planned as my birthday celebration and, as we planned, it grew into this idea that we felt we needed to share with everyone.”
Check out our Hipnotik Festival 2017 below.