The beautiful and sexy Donna Africa is a superbly talented performer who lights up the stage and captivates her audience with her powerful voice and confident, pleasing on-stage presence.
She has the ability to blow audiences away with her stunning renditions of cabaret show-stoppers, powerhouse party favourites, searing ballads, big band duets, playfully coy interactive fun and heartfelt sensitivity, all delivered with a sincere and infectious genuine enjoyment and love of her craft.
Donna possesses a singing talent so raw and natural that she has been compared to diva greats such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey – while her accurate and riveting impersonations of Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey is something quite spectacular to behold.
One of Donna’s trademarks is that she is not afraid to get right into her audience when she performs – she is an extremely likeable, hard-working, sincere entertainer - her energy, dynamic personality and onstage enthusiasm makes her one of the most sought-after performers in the Centrestage stable.
Donna fronts the Centrestage All-Star band in hit shows such as The Magnificent 7 1, The Magnificent 7 2, Strictly Partytime, Absolutely Abba, the compilation shows The Magnficent 70’s, The 80’s Glory Days and The Vegas Superstars – and their tributes to Queen and Bob Marley.
Donna also performs in a number of popular backing tracks shows – she is a comedy side-chick for comedian Gino Fabbri in his hit comedy shows ‘Toast’ and Completely Nuts, she pays tribute to the powerful Shirley Bassey in Divas are Forever and impersonates Tina Turner to a T in various productions. She recently wowed audiences and performed to critical acclaim in her own show - Big Voice Big Heart.
In 2011, Donna played the lead role in the Ian Von Memerty production of Fiela se Kind. The production won 2012 Showtime Professional Awards earlier this year for director Robin Williams, lead actress Donna Africa received the Showtime Best Actress award, who played Fiela Kommoetie in her musical theatre debut.
2012 has seen Donna appearing in The Nuvo Retro Topsy Turvy Music show and her own Tina Turner Songbook, as well as performing as a guest artist in Viva Queen at the PE Opera House along with Angela Kilian, Cito, the Thailand Pop Opera group Viva and the Eastern Cape Orchestra.
Donna gets right into her audience – her energy and dynamic personality make her one of the most sought-after performers in the Centrestage stable.
Donna is particularly strong at keeping a dance party going – she is often used to create a stylish, star-studded impression in an early cabaret segment – and then she comes back afterwards to drive the party with her infectious fun, confidence and huge voice.
Donna has a vast repertoire, including charming, fun and sometimes audacious cabaret songs, impersonation sets as well as a selection of best loved party songs – with a few current chart-toppers in the mix.
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