First-play of the new Jade Hubner single, at AYOLA's TUTUFEST, Shimmy Beach Club

TutuFest at Shimmy Beach Club
I am very excited to announce that I will be performing my brand new single at Shimmy Beach Club on Sunday 26 February 2017.

The 'first play' of the single with DJ Viktoria and Mirage coincides with the TUTUFEST charity event, aimed at raising funds for young orphans.

A group of kind individuals have worked to put together a fundraising concert in partnership with Shimmy Beach Club. A number of artists have kindly volunteered their time to perform, as have numerous companies who work behind the scenes at events like these. From sound equipment to soft-drinks, people have done whatever they can to assist the cause. This promises to be a great party while giving us the chance to help raise funds for those children who have been left alone in the world. ‘TUTUFEST’ builds on the work of Nikki Harding who raised funds to secure the future of Ayola, a young boy who was orphaned days before Christmas last year.

Four-year-old Ayola Mofu was orphaned by his father. His mother, Caroline, was a popular member of staff at Backyard Cafe in Constantia. She had worked hard in her own time to formally qualify as a chef, all the while raising a young boy whom she loved unconditionally. She was murdered the month she would have graduated from Capsicum, and the same month in which Ayola was due to start pre-school.

In the aftermath of this senseless act, a number of people came together to do what they could to support Ayola and to safeguard his future. Nikki Harding, who had first employed Caroline, began to raise funds to help this young boy through life, a cause to which people have rapidly rallied.

Ayola’s name has also served as inspiration for this initiative: to support “All Young Orphans Left Alone”.

The funds raised will be devoted to securing the future of Ayola, and other children like him. Donations in excess will be made to like-minded charities, especially those focused on supporting and educating young South Africans including: Mandela Legacy Foundation, Desmond Tutu Foundation and Just the One Foundation.

Performances on the day will include GOODLUCK, Alice Phoebe-Lou, The Kiffness, Brett Aitken and James Copeland, among other surprise acts.


Tickets for the event are available via NuTickets and will cost R220 for general access, and R425 for VIP. Guests can purchase a tutu at R60 each, and will receive the tutu on arrival and are encouraged to wear them during event.

For VIP couch pocket bookings, please contact Kelly via

Follow the conversation about the event via #TUTUFEST or for more on Ayola at #ForAyola


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