Max Lifestyle Village is a lifestyle up market restaurant in Umlazi, Durban KwaZulu Natal Province. On the 8th of January, they had their first-ever annual all-white party with the who’s who on the guestlist. Max Lifestyle’s table bookings went up to a staggering R45 000, and all table bookings were sold out.
There were fives hosts in the first annual party, the entrepreneur and philanthropist Shauwn Mkhize, also known as MaMkhize, the presenter and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo and reality TV show star for Have Faith on MTV Faith Nketsi, the former Ambitious Records singer Londie London, one of the most sought out brand influencers in Mzansi.
On the decks to keep the crowd entertained with smooth and hip sounds trending in the airways were the famous disk jockeys Dj Tira, the Scorpion King Dj Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and the Best Music Video Award winner from a recent award ceremony Andile Mpisane.
Influencers and socialites who attended
The hosts were also used to promote the events on the poster. During the event, Shawn Mkhize, Faith Nketsi, Londi London, Somizi Mhlongo and Beverly Tlhako interacted with the event’s attendees, had met and greets them and took photos with their respective fans.
Ambience and Max Lifestyle experience
When people arrived at Max Lifestyle Village, they were given the VIP experience of being transported from the gate with a V-Class Mercedes to a red carpet that led them to the event. Of course, there were event promoters dressed in all white for those extra expensive liquor bottles.
Max Lifestyle Village owner
Max Mqadi owns Max Lifestyle Village. Max Mqadi grew up in poverty then started a small shisa nyama business. After the business took off, he reinvested her business profits to open himself a butchery, and it wasn’t long until he attainted a liquor license and rebranded the ordinary restaurant to a lifestyle event. On the 14th of October in 2021, he was shot outside his business premises but survived after a hospital stay.