From the fan favourite “Navajo” to a plethora of new music, the artist took to the stage in Brixton and put on a show we’ll never forget.
When it comes to me and live shows, I have the worst luck. From illnesses to tube strikes, there have been numerous times my plans have been cancelled. But when I heard Masego was going to be in town for a few nights in London, I knew I couldn’t miss this opportunity. Taking to the stage at the 02 Academy in Brixton on Sunday night, people from all walks of life ushered themselves into the warming and intimate space – sweet adoring couples, feverish girl groups and wishful loners and all.
With the crowd standing shoulder to shoulder and the thick illuminated smoke packing the room, anticipation rose higher and higher and soon a honeyed-vocaled Masego took to the stage with “Navajo”. Yellow suit and shades in towe, the artist swaggered across the stage with ease, while his band gave a rousing yet thunderous performance.
Turning to his famed saxophone for a series of fan favourites and new material, a joyous energy rippled from the stage to the crowd, as the artist embodied the same innate energy as his music. Beaming from ear to ear the entire show, Masego tied each song together with ease, from the melodic “Queen Tings” to the soulful and timeless “Good & Plenty”.
Like his most recent project “Studying Abroad”, the artist leaned into the sound and flair of his self-proclaimed genre trap-soul-jazz while exhibiting elements of Motown and vintage funk, channelling some of the biggest names from the bygone era. With the soul-comforting performance coming to a close, a reassuring and soothing blanket of energy covered the hall, and fans gave every ounce of energy for his final song “Tadow”. Touching every corner of the room, Masego’s balmy saxophone peppered the single and sent fans into a frenzy. And with the final horn gently ringing through our ears, our only wish was for us to experience it all over again.