Two weeks ago, when I announced the Converse competition, my blog couldn’t handle all the traffic.

The response on my side was insane so I can only imagine what things looked like on Converse’s side.

Although, at the end of the day, I did expect more than 138 entries.

And after Jon Savage, Garick Williams and Zulu Boy painstakingly narrowed down the entries we finally have a Top 10.

They are as follows:


Goodnight Wembley (CT, Rock)

IScream and the Chocolate Stix (CT, Rock)

Matthew Mole (CT, Folk & Electric)

Nakhane Toure (JHB, Folk & Rock)

North of Winter (PTA, Rock)

Savage Lucy (JHB, Metal, Rock & Blues)

Shotgun Tori (JHB, Indie & Folk)

Skin2Soul (JHB, Afro, Kwaito & Regaae)

Swart (JHB, Afrikaans Rock)

The Kiffness (CT, Electronic)

Absolutely fantastic. Starting from today until 2 August, you will be able to vote for your favourite artist here.

And as if you needed another reason to vote, once you do, you too could stand the chance to join them with full VIP treatment for the gig, and take a friend! Follow the conversation on Twitter @Converse_Africa and with the #Play100Club hashtag.

Winners will be announced on 6 August.

In my humble opinion, there is only one choice here and that’s Matthew Mole. Or Goodnight Wembley. Or Shotgun Tori. Luckily, you have 3 votes. Use them wisely.

GODDAM IT’S SO HARD TO CHOOSE. You’ll be hearing more of my biased rants soon though.