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Rihanna wasn’t singing outside Cape Town’s famous gardens, but she may as well have been. Instead, an incredible duo of street singers had stolen the show. Have a listen:


South Africa (05 June, 2023)—While visiting the Cape Dutch Gardens, a tourist from the USA discovered something more than gorgeous blossoms. A street duo had filled the area with sound worth following, and Yvette London had to know more.

Soon she discovered a singer and a guitar player performing Rihanna’s ‘Love on the Brain’.

London was enthralled and moved by the music, not least because the singers were described as homeless.

Hoping to share their sound with the world, London posted the clip she had taken on TikTok.

“I had no idea that it would blow up in the manner in which it has,” she shared of the video’s viewership at at over 5 million. 

It’s hardly surprising that so many people loved the video. The energy? The vocal finesse? The audacity to be so talented? People soon agreed that this duo needed their big break.

Watch: Street Duo or Rihanna Concert?

@yvettelondon0 What an AMAZING Voice, they are homeless??? WHY! She needs an agent, the right agent that will take care for her as well as promote her……Somebody Please #capetownsouthafrica #homelesspeople #homeless #capetownhomeless #thevoice #musicpromoters ♬ original sound – Yvette London423

Numerous people reached out hoping to give something back to the singers, which inspired them to start their own TikTok page @7stw4band—’Street Wise Band.’

The two singers, referred to as Millicent and Tabani are now sharing their performances, both impromptu and even some events.

The gig seems to travel around South Africa, from taxi ranks to the streets.

Their nomadic journey will hopefully take them to many places as more people listen to and support their songs.

As some comments of their viral take put it:

“she needs a record label to sign her up immediately.” 

“wow wow wow better than the original!”

“I’m waiting to see her on SA’s got talent. Please please please.”

Sources: TikTok
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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