Ku­dos for Show Me Yours

. . . as fash­ion show is lauded by Hype mag­a­zine

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela Mo­halenyane Phakela

THE sec­ond edi­tion of the an­nual fash­ion show Show Me Yours has been lauded by one of Africa’s lead­ing Hip Hop pub­li­ca­tions, Hype Mag­a­zine, which de­scribed Maseru as the “big sneaker at­trac­tion on the map”.

Show Me Yours is an an­nual event which ex­hibits the lat­est trends in the realm of sneak­ers. Ac­cord­ing to the event or­gan­is­ers, Emo­tiv PR and Kingsway Kicks, it is a show­case of ur­ban life­styles and the fash­ion trends in­flu­enced by popular cul­ture.

The last edi­tion, which was held in Oc­to­ber last year, was the first lo­cal event cov­ered by the glam­orous mag­a­zine.

In its Jan­uary/fe­bru­ary 2015 is­sue Hype Mag­a­zine praised the event say­ing: “With a pop­u­la­tion of less than 250 000 peo­ple, Maseru is def­i­nitely a small city com­pen­sat­ing for its size by be­com­ing a huge sneaker at­trac­tion on the map.”

Ac­cord­ing to Emo­tiv PR’S Tlali “Mr Maps” Mapetla, they were hon­oured to grace the pages of the mag­a­zine which had also put Le­sotho on the map.

He said Show Me Yours is also the name of the up­com­ing Hip Hop project by Royale (Mr Maps and L-tore), with the aim to show­case the lo­cal hip hop cul­ture to an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence.

“Emo­tiv PR part­nered with Kingsway Kicks to turn the Show Me Yours project into a life­style con­cept, and not just mu­sic, by in­tro­duc­ing sneaker ex­hi­bi­tions based on the suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral show in 2013,” said Mr Maps.

“It made us re­alise the po­ten­tial of high fash­ion and the ready mar­ket in Le­sotho.

“We are very hon­oured be­cause Show me Yours was al­lot­ted a two page spread in the Jan­uary/fe­bru­ary 2015 is­sue of Hype Mag­a­zine which is dis­trib­uted across Africa, cre­at­ing a sig­nif­i­cant buzz across the con­ti­nent.”

The mag­a­zine also praised the ex­ploits of rap­per L-tore say­ing: “L-tore treated the crowd to an im­promptu per­for­mance and what is scary is how young he is yet al­ready sounds so bonafide.”

On his part, the chuffed L-tore said: “I can­not find words to de­scribe how I feel. Hav­ing my face dis­trib­uted across Africa is quite an achieve­ment.

“With the Show Me Yours Mix­tape drop­ping only next month, I can say this is go­ing to be quite an event­ful year.” GIFTED South African Afro-soul singer, song­writer and pro­ducer, Max-hoba, has promised to bring the house down when he per­forms at Morija Mu­seum’s am­phithe­atre on 7 March.

The multi-tal­ented artiste, born Max­hoba Maponya, was bred in Welkom in South Africa’s Free State prov­ince but has since re­lo­cated to Jo­han­nes­burg. He was once a mem­ber of the Hip Hop Move­ment, Motswako along­side the likes of HHP, but later on took a solo route re­leas­ing his de­but of­fer-

SOUTH African Afro-soul singer Max-hoba.

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