The thing about Oppikoppi is that it’s the one place where you can be yourself. It doesn’t matter how you look, it’s more about the experience. A friend of mine keeps saying: “This is what Mandela fought for.” [Laughs.]

It’s so surreal to see a bunch of African kids at a festival that is predominately white, throwing themselves into the culture. That’s the beauty of Oppikoppi and music festivals: we are all there for the music. I know everyone thinks that people don’t bath and we just sit on sand the entire day, but it’s really not like that at all. I had a hot shower every morning before I went about my day. Although I ended up with hives on the Saturday evening and had to cover up from head to toe in sweats for the rest of my stay, it didn’t stop me from having an awesome time.

The highlight was watching DJ PH on the Redbull stage – he was so sick they asked him to play two sets.

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In conclusion, I really hope everybody gets the opportunity to experience Oppikoppi. To experience that level of freedom is essential at some point in your life.