The statistics on this project still seem unbelievable: The first World Cup Opening Ceremony on the African Continent; a brand new record-breaking stadium in the township of Soweto; a capacity audience of over 90,000. And a television viewership of over a billion.
This was the backdrop to our collaboration with recording artist R Kelly – who travelled to Johannesburg to feature as the headline performer in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony. His song, “Sign of a Victory”, recorded and performed with the Soweto Spiritual Singers, was supported by a cast of over 600 performers, including hundreds of local children. We were honoured, humbled, grateful.