What is Konka and why does it keep trending?

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The hashtag Konka has been on the prime of the South Africa tendencies record for over 24 hours now.

If you have been paying consideration, you will have observed how over the previous few weeks Konka has been trending at or near the highest each Monday and Tuesday.



So what is Konka and why does it keep showing on our timelines?

Konka Soweto is a restaurant and nightclub in Pimville, Soweto. The institution, which was revamped and rebranded from the previous Icon Soweto nightclub earlier this yr, appears to be owned by the entrepreneur who owns one other Soweto hangout spot, Moja Cafe.

Over the previous few weeks, a number of of the nation’s greatest artists have carried out at Konka, together with headline performances from the likes of AKA, Riky Rick, DJ Maphorisa, TKZee, DBN Gogo and Black Motion.

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Just a few weeks in the past, because the lockdown restrictions started to be eased, movies started to emerge online of high-end sports activities automobiles parked exterior the institution, and bottles upon bottles of high-priced Champagne being ordered by patrons inside.

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Expensive bottles of bubbly are popped at Konka.

In one viral video, a desk was seen receiving 16 bottles of the unique Champagne model Armand de Brignac (popularly referred to as Ace of Spades).

“16 Ace of Spades simply ordered at KONKA! LOL!” wrote @LindaMoeketsi in a viral Tweet.

This extravagant spending has sparked an ongoing debate about the place all this money is coming from, particularly throughout a pandemic.

While many Twitter customers have hit out on the reckless spending on the institution and attributed it to money laundering, Konka public relations supervisor Linda Moeketsi hit again.

“The speculations on social media are disheartening as they’ve by no means been made for non-black-owned institutions who’ve been working within the northern suburbs of Johannesburg for over 20 years. Black success ought to be celebrated and not questioned, and essentially the most disappointing factor about it all is that it is at all times questioned by our fellow black brothers and sisters.”

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Below are a few of the tweets:

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@chicks_neo identified: “Konka was invaded izolo. Big dawgs did their factor.”

@FHEDZANI5 added: “If ANC got 65million to construct Okay⭕️NKA 😂😂😂. #phori #konka”

Another person @phalanndwa6, shared an attention-grabbing perspective by way of a screenshot.

https://twitter.com/phalanndwa6/status/1447493685348798465?t=6t2RnqmIr9m8ihCLlmzX4A&s=19

@Syk_AvE shared a distinct view, posting, “I as soon as tweeted this garbage. I modified my thoughts. I want that #Konka degree sort money & life-style 😭😭🙏”

@DJ_KAYGEE_SA03 tweeted: “Is there a parking for VW Drivers e’Konka Vele?”

@lungile_t shared a light-hearted meme: “Cockroaches discovered at #konka 😬”

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@ThisIsColbert shared a snippet from the Podcast and Chill podcast: “#podcastandchill is again with one other fireplace episode ❤️

“Have you ever been to #Konka broer?… Apparently you’ll be able to’t purchase beer, they do not promote beer, is ONLY bottles. MacG tells Sol and Ghost Lady 😃 #FamilyMeeting | Pitso | Kaizer Chiefs”

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