Vigilante show de­fies the rain

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

CHILLY weather and the en­su­ing rains failed to dampen the spir­its of crowds at veteran South African disc spin­ner DJ Vigilante’s show last Satur­day at the Khu­bet­soan­abased club 4Fordy.

De­spite a bit­ing breeze and clouds preg­nant with rain, rev­ellers filled up the popular Dlm-based club to wit­ness the Sgelegeqe hit-maker rock­ing Maseru. Given how the ladies were scant­ily clad, it was clear rev­ellers were not about to let the pre­vail­ing weather con­di­tions get in the way of hav­ing a good time.

It also seemed that the com­bi­na­tion of the old school tunes and lat­est re­leases the dee­jays played made the crowd obliv­i­ous of their sur­round­ings. Even the rain could not spoil the party as the rev­ellers were un­de­terred and con­tin­ued to dance.

The Benoni-born Vigilante is among the first Hip Hop dee­jays in South Africa. His ca­reer started in 2007 as the open­ing act for es­tab­lished artists. The break­through came after he fea­tured on such tele­vi­sion chan­nels such as Chan­nel O, SABC 1 and etv in which he show­cased his disc spin­ning skills dur­ing pro­gramme in­ter­ludes.

Vigilante, real name Te­bogo Seema, is cur­rently a Metro FM an­chor and the only deejay signed un­der the Cash­time Fam­ily sta­ble. He rose to promi­nence with the track God’s Will which fea­tures rap­pers AKA and KO. Although he has per­formed in Le­sotho be­fore, this was Vigilante’s first head­lin­ing gig.

Vigi, as he is af­fec­tion­ately called, did not dis­ap­point the masses who had left the com­fort of their homes in the hos­tile weather to come and have a good time. He opened his set with old school jams from the early 90s be­fore turn­ing the crowd into a frenzy with the lat­est South African Hip Hop tunes whilst also in­tro­duc­ing crispy fresh tracks, in­clud­ing his lat­est sin­gle Sorry Makhe which he fea­tures L-tido.

The veteran deejay was sup­ported by lo­cal disc spin­ners Ebonix, The Hit­man and Un­ti­tled DJ. They took the crowd down Hip Hop mem­ory lane, from the 80s hits to the mod­ern era.

The event, dubbed “Hip Hop Hooray”, was also meant to cel­e­brate the 40 years of the genre’s ex­is­tence.


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