Racing enthusiasts and the top pickings of South Africa’s celebrities were thrilled to be hosted by Usain Bolt and G.H. Mumm’s MC (Master of Celebrations) Minnie Dlamini-Jones. Minnie wowed Sun Met attendees in a daring red, voluminous Gert-Johan Coetzee gown. “I really wanted to push the envelope this year, by celebrating the African theme through my makeup. Style Ahead of the Field for me is also ‘what have I not done on the red carpet?’ I’ve never done anything this long and voluminous,” she added. Minnie exclaimed that her look is without a doubt a dare and a win.
A star studded mix of celebrity guests celebrated the day’s victories at the exclusive Mumm Paddock Club. Among the beautifully kitted guests were the likes of Nigerian rapper Ice Prince and highly celebrated entertainers like Somizi, Ayanda Thabethe, Nomuzi Mabena, Anatii, Riky Rick, DJ Tira, Loot Love and Siyabonga Ngwekazi. Micasa and Thebe showed off the best of SA live music while PH and Major League DJs ensured everyone stayed until the lights came back on.
Bolt lived fully up to his reputation of being a good sport where partying is concerned and could be seen dancing with Minnie and other Paddock clubbers to local beats like Distruction Boyz’ Omunye and Nigerian hitmaker Davido’s hit single Fall. “I’ve been listening to a lot of local music since I landed and I loved it so much that I immediately downloaded some tracks to create a playlist,” the Mumm CEO explains. Bolt was having so much fun, he got on stage to DJ alongside PH.
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