Here’s The Lineup for Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest

More than 100 acts announced for Cotton Fest 2020 lineup.

Cotton Fest, the concert created by South African rapper Riky Rick, is making its return in February next year for its second edition. The lineup to the festival was announced today, and it features more than a hundred artists and deejays. The lineup consists mostly of hip-hop artists both established and emerging.


Riky Rick said about the festival this morning in a press conference:

"With plans to take Cotton Fest 2020 to another level, our media partners MTV Base (Channel 322) and YFM have firmly stood behind us. Through music and fashion, the platform not only creates a great party in a controlled environment for young adults, but it's really more about nurturing and developing young artists. We are all aligned in our visions to grow the culture and a movement to expand the pool of talent in our country."

Below are the names that were announced as confirmed for the festival's stages:

AKA, A-Reece, Ayanda MVP, Black Motion, Boity, Da Les, Dr Peppa, Emtee, KO, Kabza DE Small and Maphorisa, Kwesta, MAe, Major League + Focalistic+ Kamo, Mphel, Ms Cosmo and MVD


Nadia Nakai, Nasty C, P Kuttah, PH, Reason, Riky Rick, Rouge, ShoMadjozi and Skinny Macho
Scoop, Kings of the Weekend Sphe and Naves, Shane Eagle, Speedsta, Stilo Magolide, Tshego, Uncle Partytime,Vato Kayde, Wobbly, Yanga Chief, YoungstaCPT, ManuWorldwide and Zan D


Michael and Co Dean, DJ Doowap, Champagne 69, Capital, Lord Kez, Moozilie, Una Rams, Mr X, Faith K, DJ Zero, DJ Kyottic, Kash CPT, Money Badoo, Smokes, Banques, Ganja Beatz, Deep $, Sean Kross, Lucasraps, 2Lee Stark, Babyface Dean, Venom, 45 Degrees, Windows 2000


J Molley, Slice Pink Molly, 25K, Frederico Kaymo/Cye/Espiquet, Priddy Ugly, KLY, Zingah, Touchline, DJ Slim, Infigo Stella, Beast, Willy Cardiac, Yan Solo and Costa Titch


Benny Chill, Patrickxxlee, Dee Koala, Southside Mohammed, Gemini Major, TLT, Themba Lunacy, The Big Hash, D Double D, The Young Stilo and Flame


Distruction Boyz, Lalla Hirayama, Moonchild, DJ Fresh, Bekzin Terris, DBN Gogo, Killer Kau, Semi Tee, The Voice, Miano Kammu Dee, DJ Sandiso & Infinix, Lemon & Herb, DJ Big Sky and King Deetoy

Cotton Fest will take place on the 1st of February in 2020 at the same venue as last year, at The Station (Carr Street and Nelson Mandela Bridge, Newtown, Joburg).

Buy tickets here.

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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