One thing that has always perplexed me is the amount of budget that proprietors of the latest edition of Sokkie Jol Treffers have to spend on television advertising. That stuff is not cheap- which means that there are 100’s of thousands of people who honestly get into their car and bump Steve Hofmeyer. Loud.
Hardly suprising when you look at the newest release for the PS2 and PS3 called Singstar Afrikaanse Treffers. Yes, you can now mould the next generation of Noot vir Noot contestants and audience members with killer treffers like Jan Asseblief Tog Squeeze My, Drie Pikkewyne and Rooi Rok Bokkie.
The full list of songs available to belt out in your best Afrikaans accent includes:
Blackie Swart – Liewe Lulu
Bobby van Jaarsveld – Spieëltjie
Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels – Ons Vir Jou Suid Afrika
David Fourie – Jy Soen Soos ‘n Engel
Die Campbells – Rooi Rok Bokkie
Die Campbells – Bietjie Bietjie Lam (My Knieë Raak Lam)
Dozi – Jan Asseblief Tog Squeeze My
Eden – Kniee Lam
Gerhard Steyn – Baby Tjoklits
Gerhard Steyn – Diamante Vir Jou
Gé Korsten – Liefling
Heinz Winckler – Ek Kan Weer In Liefde Glo
Jack Parow – Cooler As Ekke
Jak de Priester – Sally Williams Nougat
Jakkie Louw – Drie Pikkewyne
Juanita du Plessis – Skarumba
Juanita du Plessis – Tussen Woorde
Juanita du Plessis – Lepellê
Karen Zoid – Afrikaaners Is Plesierig
Kurt Darren – Meisie Meisie
Kurt Darren – Loslappie
Liani May – Jy Soen My Nie Meer Nie
Nádine – Kaapse Draai
Pieter Koen – 3 Susters Van Drie Susters
Ray Dylan – Jessica
Robbie Wessels – Leeuloop
Romanz – My Hele Hart
Snotkop – Parapapa
Steve Hofmeyr – Pampoen
Yah I know- I didn’t know any of them either. Bleh.
Howard Lonstein, the independent product manager at local PlayStation distributor, Ster Kinekor Entertainment, says South Africa is one of only five territories internationally that has been granted the right by Sony Computer Entertainment to compile a local SingStar.
“Afrikaans music is the second biggest genre in South Africa,” Lonstein says, “And if you look at festivals such as Innibos, it plays host to some of the biggest concerts in South Africa. We’re confident that the title will do well.”
If you absolutely have to buy it, SingStar Afrikaanse Treffers will be available at various retailers on March 30 for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 platforms as a standalone product. For PS3 consoles, it will retail for R339, and for PS2 it will cost R259. If you choose to purchase it bundled with microphones, it will cost R615.