H.E.R., the US singer, thrilled the audience with a solo performance of ‘Lonely at the Top’ and ‘Smile’ at the ‘Hey Neighbour’ festival in South Africa.


Lonely At The Top’ is a hit song by Asake, the Nigerian singer. Last month, Asake enlisted H.E.R. for the song’s remix.

Smile’, on the other hand, is a collaborative single released in 2020 by Wizkid, the Afrobeats singer.

The Grammy-winning singer marked her inaugural performance in Africa at the festival last weekend.


Hey Neighbour is a three-day global music festival in partnership with Heineken. It unites international and local artistes.

“The Grammy-winning artist took centre stage to deliver solo renditions of Afrobeat hits – Asake’s “Lonely at the Top” and Wizkid’s “Smile,” reads a statement released on Monday.

“Her choice to spotlight these Afrobeat tracks during her first-ever performance in Africa underscored the global acceptance and influence of this vibrant musical genre.

“H.E.R.’s solo interpretation of these songs represented a significant cultural moment, as she immersed herself in the essence of Afrobeat.


“While honouring the Festival’s monumental celebration of Heineken’s 150-year legacy.”

Other entertainers who performed at the festival include Rema, CKay, Nasty C, Focalistic, Musa Keys, Sauti Sol, and Khalid.

H.E.R. is an American R&B singer and songwriter. Born Gabriella Wilson, she has received an Academy Award, a Children’s and Family Emmy Award, and five Grammy Awards.


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