South Africans overseas in the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to enjoy Afrikaans singing sensation – Refentse Morake – performing live in Dubai!

Rochelle Becker-Lubbe, who’s based in Dubai, says “if you are in Dubai, or fancy a night out in Dubai, we are bringing the awesome Refentse to Hilton JBR on September 22nd.”

Refentse rose to fame in South Africa in February 2015 when a passerby, Cecilia Marchionna, overheard the then matric student playing his guitar and singing in a garden in Vereeniging.

She whipped out her cellphone and shot a video which became one of the most shared posts in SA with over 120,000 views.

“I didn’t know him,” Cecilia told SAPeople. “I was on my way to a neighbourhood meeting when I heard this young talented man play and sing, on the sidewalk. I just knew ‘I have to let the world hear him sing’.”

The world loved what they heard and Refentse – who also enjoys kwaito and Zulu gospel music – recently released his first album of Afrikaans songs – ‘My Hart Bly In ‘n Taal’.

Refentse is studying law at North West University.

The event in Dubai is FREE, and there will be food and beverages on sale.

“Come and enjoy an evening of some good old Afrikaans songs, followed by ’80s music,” says Rochelle.

Watch Video: Refentse performing ‘Sonvanger’, 2016