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Queen Latifah and Common heading to South Africa

Queen Latifah and Common heading to South Africa

Queen Latifah and Common are heading to South Africa! Yes, you read right! You may have even heard by now, but you know me, I like to sit down with all the info and give it to you straight. They’re heading here for an important reason and I’ve summarised it all in five quick points!

Here’s all you need to know about Queen Latifah and Common’s trip here! I’m not too certain about interviews yet but if those happen, you can expect I’d like to get you guys involved with some questions!

When and where?

My hometown, Durban will play host to these two awesome people! They will be heading to SA in mid-July – looks as if Durban will be the place to be (as always) in July.

Why?

After 15 years, the International AIDS Conference (IAC) returns to South Africa this winter. In commemoration of this fact, and to help accelerate the fight against HIV/AIDS, the non-profit AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) brings South Africans the Keep the Promise 2016 Rally and March through the Durban CBD on Saturday 16 July 2016.

Common and Queen Latifah are on their way here for Keep the Promise, also known as KTP2016, an advocacy campaign and call-to-action for governments and international funding bodies to increase needed AIDS funding and intensify their commitments to ending the global AIDS epidemic.

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What else is happening?

There will be a concert after the March and Rally!

Yes guys, Common will be performing! I’m so excited for that! It’s his first time performing in SA so that’s another exciting moment for us all. Joining him will be local talent like Mi Casa, Kwaito group Big Nuz and Zambian-born artist B-Flow. My fave Idols South Africa judge Proverb and Ayanda-Allie Paine will serve as MCs, and guest keynote speakers will inspire the audience and the world to “keep the promise” to fund research into ending HIV/AIDS.

Why is this important?

HIV/AIDs is a subject we should all know more about. It’s always good to educate yourself. What this does is provide education in a fun manner which will ensure the message is generated across to the youth – or anyone who comes across it.

What do Queen Latifah and Common have to say?

“I am excited to be part of the Keep The Promise Concert in Durban, South Africa. It’s my first time in South Africa and it feels good to be going for such a great cause.”  Queen Latifah

“This will be my first time back in S.A. in over 15 years and I’m excited to support the people of Durban and AHF. This is going to be cool!”  Common

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