So the days are getting colder and shorter in the UK. The waning sunlight is hitting you at a sideway-slant and each day you see the shadows growing longer as frost creeps across your lawn. You try not to think about it, but homesickness lurks around each windy corner of London, waiting to enfold you in its frigid embrace.
As a South African expat you’re probably longing for the warmth and buzz of the South African summer – jacarandas in bloom, smell of jasmine, rain and braaivleis, a cold beer with your mates, warm bodies on the beach. We get it, it’s lonely and cold and we feel for you, we honestly do. Which is why we’d like to spoil you with a bit of local flavour in your home-away-from-home.
Finglobal.com brings you Robbie Wessels on tour in London.
Now, no one ever said you were a good dancer, and you certainly don’t get invited back for seconds at the local karaoke bar. But you’ve been starving for the sound of South Africa for so long, you will gooi it like it’s hot all sokkie-style at this gig. Nothing and no one will stop you. You will do the leeuloop, move to the Macarena Mambo and ‘hou vas’ your ‘matras’ like a pro.
In case you don’t know this already, here are 8 Facts about Robbie Wessels:
- Birth name: Robert Albert Wessels
- First professional break: voice-actor on RSG radio story (Blinkwater)
- First television role : Poena Pieterse in Gauteng-alêng-alêng
- Launch of singing career: 2005
- His hit song ‘Leeuloop’ was used by Vodacom in an ad campaign.
- Writes his first screenplay with his brother, Hamilton, called ‘100 Meter Leeuloop’.
- Returns to screen in 2013 as ‘Johannes die Doper’ in a musical about the life of Jesus.
- Also stars in the local soap opera, Binnelanders.
So if you’re in London, we suggest catching some Safa gees to warm your spirit and warm away the lurking winter.
- 2 October 2015
- 3 October 2015
finglobal.com helps expats across the globe with their financial migration needs. We’re experts in moving money, sorting out taxes and claiming retirement savings. But we know our clients sometimes need more than this. Because moving halfway across the world is a really tough choice to make, and coping isn’t always easy. Your strength and resilience in facing this grand adventure is commendable though. Which is why we like to spoil our customers with some South African sights and sounds on their side of the globe whenever we can.
We’re sure an evening with Robbie Wessels and fellow South Africans is the perfect panacea to soothe your longing.