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Erykah Badu performs DJ set in Joburg

The neo-soul hip-hop star amazed fans at Sandton’s Taboo night club on Friday night.

The 43-year-old’s one night only performance treated a packed audience of around 600 fans to her DJ skills accompanied by her neo-soul signature voice.

JOHANNESBURG - Hip-hop singer Erykah Badu delighted fans in a rare appearance on Friday night at Sandton's Taboo night club.

The 43-year-old's one night only performance treated a packed audience of around 600 fans to her DJ skills accompanied by her neo-soul signature voice.

Badu, who's also known as the queen of neo-soul, @fatbellybella, and Badoula Oblongata, manned the decks as the high profile performer of the evening.

Badu, who's DJ name is Low Down Loretta Brown, wished the audience "peace and light" at around 1:00 am as she began the set, saying "I'm so glad to be home" before she dropped the first beat.

The "Joburg Shutdown" event also featured Mi Casa, DJ Tira, Khuli Chana, DJ Zinhle, Danny K, DJ Dimplez and DJ Vigilante.

THe American born Badu, whose real name is Erykah Abi Wright, also played favourites like Lauren Hill's 'That Thing' and other well-known tracks.

The DJ-ing hip-hop queen came out from the states to headline The Cape Town International Jazz Festival last week.

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