DJ Chris­tos to head­line Miss NUL pageant

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

SOUTH African leg­endary DJ and renowned house pro­ducer, DJ Chris­tos, is set to once again light up Le­sotho at the Miss NUL (Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho) pageant in Roma this Satur­day.

The veteran disc spin­ner, who is pop­u­lar for blend­ing Deep House tracks and re­leas­ing club-bangers, will per­form at the an­nual pageant which will be held at the univer­sity’s Nether­lands Hall.

Chris­tos is re­garded as SA’S “God­fa­ther of House”, be­ing also one of the founders of the Kalawa la­bel and Kat­saitis Mu­sic which churned out some of the coun­try’s most ground-break­ing artists, in­clud­ing Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa, Shana, Daw and Black Cof­fee.

His dee­jay­ing prow­ess has been show­cased on mul­ti­ple mix CD’S, in­clud­ing deep DJ com­pi­la­tions such as Club Clas­sics, Wicked Sounds, Magic Rhythms and Real Tone Cuts.

The week­end per­for­mance will not be the first for DJ Chris­tos, who has rocked the Moun­tain King­dom on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

Dur­ing one of his vis­its, the af­fa­ble en­ter­tainer granted the Week­ender an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view in which he said Le­sotho was like a sec­ond home to him be­cause of the peo­ple’s pas­sion for and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of House mu­sic.

His most re­cent visit was in De­cem­ber last year in which he promised to per­form ma­te­rial to be fea­tured in his up­com­ing al­bum, Deep from the Moth­er­land Vol. 2.

Ac­cord­ing to one of the pageant’s or­gan­is­ers, Mathabo Ra­jane, bring­ing DJ Chris­tos is part of their strat­egy to raise the pro­file of Miss NUL.

Ra­jane, who was last year’s Miss NUL sec­ond princess, de­scribed book­ing the SA muso as a “great op­por­tu­nity as he is one of the best in the world”.

“There has never been any for­eign artist per­form­ing at Miss NUL pageant, but this time we have made things dif­fer­ent by bring­ing DJ Chris­tos who is ar­guably the best in Africa when it comes to Deep House and whom the ma­jor­ity of the youth of this coun­try can­not get enough of,” said Ra­jane.

“The in­ten­tion is to take the pageant to a top class level as we will also be adopt­ing a red-car­pet theme on Satur­day.”

She also re­vealed that more con­tes­tants will be strut­ting their stuff in this year’s edi­tion.

“It will be the first time that we have 15 con­tes­tants, which is a greater num­ber com­pared to pre­vi­ous edi­tions,” Ra­jane said.

“Apart from that, beau­ti­ful ladies con­test­ing for the Miss NUL crown have the po­ten­tial to win the Miss In­ter­var­sity 2015 crown later on this year.

DJ Chris­tos will be shar­ing the stage with such lo­cal acts as Jiji F and Skebz D, among oth­ers.

DJ Chris­tos’ most re­cent per­for­mance in Le­sotho was in De­cem­ber last year.

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