So there’ve been huge stars like Lady Gaga performing every evening for free – down at the beachfront where one of the French TV channel’s has a brilliant stage set. Therefore, tonight, we thought we’d check it out. Hoping for someone mega. But instead we got stars who are big in France…but unknown to us. Although apparently they are going to soon be household names around the world. So you heard it here first!
The first was Brooklyn-based rapper Theophilus London…who sang us a song called ‘Last name London, first name Theophilus’ – which was really helpful seeing as we didn’t know who he was! He also sang a song that reminded me of so many South Africans – “Going Overseas”. Apparently Theophilus has worked with the likes of Mark Ronson, Damon Albarn and Dave Sitek…and he just received an email from Kanye (who was also here this week). His forthcoming debut album is called Timez Are Weird These Days.
The other was 22-year-old Selah Sue who hails from Belgium and has a song ‘Raggamuffin’ that’s huge here. She sang it and the crowd went crazy. She has a voice a little like Amy Winehouse, though not as powerful. She’s cute, plays guitar, writes music and sings like a blonde Jamaican.