Swazi Rally 2015
Bikers dance the night away
Times of Swaziland: 30/08/2015 by Thobeka Manyathela
SIDVOKODVO – DJ Fresh, who is also known as the é§ Dawg, had bikers off their expensive, mean machines and on the dance floor all night on Friday. This was during the first leg of the annual Swazi Rally 2015, which took place at Riders Ranch in Sidvokodvo. Bikers were seen zooming through Manzini city from as early as 2pm in their BMW RRs, Ducatti Superbikes, Harley Davidsons and Boulevards, headed for Riders Ranch in Sidvokodvo.
As soon as the gates opened at 6pm, the Castle Hall was filled with bikers, ready for a good time. Leading the nights¥¶ents as Master of Ceremonies (MC) was Richard Green, Cape Town Radio personality and an avid biker himself. The MC welcomed all those in the arena as speakers were set up in all of the corners of the ranch so that those at the campsite could hear what was going on inside the main hall. The fun adult games started at 9pm with the naughty á®¡na eating competition where six ladies from the audience were selected to come on stage and show the audience just how to á´ a banana? The naughty games have been a staple at the Swazi Rally and always get everyone excited as they cheered on their favorite girl. This was followed by the dance competition where Miss Wet and Wild was selected. This sexy scene saw ladies in wet T-shirts having to compete through sexy moves on stage and SAÎ¯ma took the title this year, also winning herself a goodie hamper. The guys were not excluded as they also had a chance to participate in the games. They played the ‘Putting on a condom’ game. They gentlemen had to display careful skill in putting on a condom over their heads and faces, without breaking it. This game, while funny and always exciting, is one organizer’s of the rally also use to remind the audience to condomise. “Let’s protect ourselves this weekend and make sure when you are with a partner, you do it right and condomise.” added MC Richard.
Bikers dance the night away
Swazi Observer: 01/09/2015 by Phesheya Kunene
This yearà¡®nual rally saw about 139 motorcycle clubs registering and honoring the event. most were booked at the campsites provided by All Out Africa, within the Riders Ranch premises Over 5 000 bikers made sure their super bikes? exhaust sounds shook up the Riders Ranch as they made it through to this yearÓ·azi Rally. This yearà¡®nual rally saw about 139 motorcycle clubs registering and honoring the event. Most were booked at the campsites provided by All Out Africa, within the Riders Ranch premises. “This yearÓ·azi rally had a very impressive number of clubs attending. Last year we had about 30 clubs camping, while this year saw over 100 clubs booking to camp here,” Sonia Paiva, one of the organisers, said.
The inclusion of veteran South African house spinner, DJ Fresh seemed to be the right buttons pressed by the Paivas. The famous spinner of 5fm, who confessed to be a solo biker, took to the stage at noon and performed for a full two hours. The Dj said it felt so good to be invited and perform for the first time in this kind of event. The song é³´er Bettina? set the tone as it got everyone in a jovial mood with kwaito tunes jamming in the properly erected speakers at the venue, while ladies showed overwhelming excitement when the electro music maker climbed on stage and launched his two-hour long performance. The DJà³¥t ranged from old school kwaito, electro, a bit of hip hop and commercial house to the latest tunes. Throughout the delivery, the crowd was sweating it out on the fully-packed dance floor. Before he went on stage, DJ Fresh shared a moment with the media houses present, then with his many fans, taking pictures with them. The crowd was already in a groovy mood when the guest DJ arrived as bands like the Continental Drift, Unleash, Dusty and Stones, Clint and Co and African Super Tigers Dance group had already set the house on fire. Soon after addressing his fans, DJ Fresh then called on stage the eventà¯²ganiser Carlos Paiva to share his sentiments, thereafter with the crowd cheering in appreciation. DJ Xtra Luv took over, working so well with the exciting programme director of this yearà¥¶ent, Richard Green, who made sure the crowd felt his presence with the games he conducted and jokes shared on stage. Local DJs, Mbo, Master P, Xtra Luv, Wheelie and the Scientists made sure the fun continued non stop. They played from 2am till sunrise at 5am, and what made it even more special was that the bikers were not ready to leave the dance floor as they danced the whole night.
On Saturday night, there was the awards ceremony which produced over eight winners. The winners were announced after they impressed in the various categories chosen. The biggest winner was Vusumuzi Mtshweni from South Africa, Nelspruit, who won the first prize of E22 000 after the draw. Mtshweni could not believe it when he was announced the winner. The overjoyed young man said he was happy to be a part of the event. Other winners were; Shaan Coetze – longest ride, Oldestentrant on Bike ?Bill Lamabert, First Entrant ?Amanda Bruwer, Biggest Club ? Amabhubezi, Drag Race winner ?Wordy Thenwood, Miss Swazi Rally 20 15 ?Alexis Chellen, Custom Class ?Thabiso Raseobi while Standard class award went to Peter. On the same night, a couple from South Africa caught everyoneà¡´tention when they got engaged inside the Afro Castle. The audience cheered and screamed in amazement while the two declared undying love for each other.