Beyonce is crazy in love with South Africa

‘Mother’ (as Beyoncé is affectionately known by some members of her BeyHive) destroyed the Global Citizen stage on December 2 this year, and South Africans were thoroughly impressed with her performance (not to mention having been able to breathe the same air as she does).

Following that SA fans waited with bated breath for her to update her Instagram account with her Mzanzi experience, but things didn’t quite go as they’d hoped. After Johannesburg Beyoncé went on to India and caused a bit of an outrage over here when she updated her social media platform with pics of her trip to the east, with seemingly hardly anything about her trip to SA featured, leaving local fans with the impression that Queen Bey didn’t take them or Africa seriously.

Oh, we of little faith.

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Last night Beyoncé took to Instagram with an emotive post sharing her highlights in SA in a video set to Pretoria’s very own Dj Maphorisa & Moonchild’s iWalk ye Phara, expressing her appreciation for Mzansi and winning back her SA fans with a vengeance.

“I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us. South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless…” she wrote.

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After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change.  Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community. Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe. I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us.  South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless. If you would like to become a Global Citizen you can get more info at globalcitizen.org

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Twitter was ablaze within minutes of Beyonce having uploaded the video. Many were impressed, congratulating Dj Maphorisa on the amazing feat, others were glad Beyonce had stepped in to decide on that often contested “song of the year” debate.

Among the posts on her Instagram, Beyonce posted images of all the outfits she wore during her time in South Africa and below are the South African designers who kept the superstar looking fresh throughout her experience:

Dressed by MmusoMaxwell (a ready-to-wear, high-end womenswear brand that produces apparel inspired by design duo Mmuso Potsane and Maxwell Boko’s African heritage).

‘Two million’, kids, ‘Two million’ – one of our favourite designers, Rich Mnisi’s threads were among those that stylishly clad the queen.

“Growing up all I have always wanted to do is to design clothes that reflect my own energy and love of colouring outside the lines. I have dreamt of my favourite icons wearing my clothes like any kid dreams of meeting their icons. Protect your dreams with all you have because they have the power to define your destiny. This is for the dreamers ??? styled by @zerinaakers” he expressed on Instagram.

 

 

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