“This didn’t just make my day, it made my whole month!” said an excited Beverley Dias. It was a dream come true for the Newlands East resident who, along with two other super fans, won a photo opportunity with R&B superstar, Brian McKnight.
Beverley, Ballito resident Deidre Naidoo and Jess Irving from Durban North couldn’t believe their luck when East Coast Radio selected them as Facebook winners yesterday. All three could barely contain their excitement when they joined the music legend on East Coast Breakfast this morning.
“I’ve been Brian McKnight’s biggest fan since before he went solo,” says Beverley. “Seeing him one on one is just amazing! He’s a legend – this is literally a dream come true for me!”
Ballito’s Deidre Naidoo was just as excited. “When I went on my first date, Elijah sang Brian’s big hit, Back At One for me. We recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary so meeting this superstar has just been all the more special. I’m going to share the photos with the whole world!”
At 19 years old, Jess Irving is the youngest of the three winners but not less a fan. The Durban North au pair says, “I really love his music. I’m very lucky to have got to meet him in person!”
Brian McKnight’s earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He’s released 15 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3 x platinum, and he has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Along with 16 Grammy nominations, McKnight has won several American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year.
He’ll be performing at Moses Mabhida Stadium tonight.