It's an undisputed fact in South Africa that after the official national anthem, comes Mgarimbe's hit, "Sister Bethina".
That's why when Mgarimbe, real name Nkosinathi Mfeka, took to Twitter to express his interest to open for American hip hop group, Migos, during their concert in Durban, South Africans felt he should have been an obvious choice.
On Wednesday, he asked concert organisers, Mabala Noise, how many Retweets (RTs) he would need for them to add him to the line-up of the artists opening up for the multi award winning trio in the Durban leg of their South African tour, come October.
Mabala wasted no time with that positive response challenging him to collect some 2,000 RTs before they can seal the deal.
2000 Retweets and we on @mgarimbe_10 !!!!— Mabala Noise (@Mabala_Noise) August 16, 2017
On Thursday, the 34-year-old had over 5,000 RTs to his post and announced that he'd be performing the Sister Bhethina at the concert.
But people don't believe Mgarimbe should have to work that hard for the gig and want the record to be set straight to avoid confusion on Migos' side.
I refuse. Migos need 2000 RTs to perform alongside Mgarimbe!!!!— REA⚡ (@TaiterTrillest) August 16, 2017
Y'all do realize "Sister Betina" is our key point and the fact that he wanna perform it should be an honor not this Retweet thing— ukhanki (@TboozeSA) August 16, 2017
Mabala you gotta make Mgarimbe close the show. NOT OPEN.— Athi (@ANogcinisa) August 16, 2017
true... coz Migos will sh@t their pants after seeing ppl lose their morals 😂😂😂to Sister Bethina— 👅juStEndy👅 (@GebasheEndy) August 16, 2017
The record label and entertainment company is yet to confirm the deal since Mgarimbe exceeded their 2,000 RTs target and tweeps are waiting.
We ready for the confirmation, 2000 target exceeded— Tebogo (@Tebogo_ZA) August 16, 2017
And there you have it fam,
Migos is now the supporting act— Ndile 🇿🇦 (@thatBandile) August 16, 2017
Migos will be in South Africa for tonight under the banner, #MigosCultureTour.
On October 20, the group takes to the stage at the Durban ICC and on October 21 will be Joburg's turn at the Ticketpro Dome.
Tickets and more details are available here.
But if you have forgotten what the song sounds like, this should jog your memory.