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    Durban ICC makes a dream come true for MTV fan

    The Durban ICC hosted the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards on the 7th June 2014. As part of the celebrations, the Centre made one lucky Durbanite’s dream come true. Bhekizitha Ngcobo, a local community member, approached the Durban ICC with a heartfelt request for a ticket to the event as he had never before had the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony.

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Durban ICC, Julie-May Ellingson, took his request to heart and decided to grant his request and make it a memorable night that he would never forget. Ngcobo was been invited to attend the event with his partner as special guests of the Durban ICC and the company even purchased a new wardrobe for him to ensure he was looking his best as he rubbed shoulders with the celebrities and VIPs at the musical extravaganza.

    The MTV Africa Music Awards is a pan-African celebration of music, youth culture and lifestyle which crowns musicians who have made the most impact on African youth culture over the past year. Presented by MTV Base, the KwaZulu-Natal Province and supported by Absolut and the City of Durban, this was the first time that the event was held in South Africa. The show was hosted by legendary stand-up comic, film and television star Marlon Wayans and featured performances from African and international acts. The star-studded line-up of performers included French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz and Mafikizolo amongst others.

    An overjoyed Ngcobo said, “I can’t believe this happened to me! This was one of the the greatest nights of my life!” Commenting on the opportunity, Ellingson noted, “Although we don’t often have the chance to make someone’s lifelong dream come true, it is truly wonderful when we can. Like a lot of Durbanites, Bhekizitha is someone who has longed to attend a glamorous event like this and see some of his favourite stars in person, but has simply not had the means to make this possible. The Durban ICC is excited to finally make this dream a reality for him”, commented Ellingson.





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