Fun-filled event for Moshoeshoe’s Day

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

AP­PAREL com­pany Ba­su­toland Ink, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with pre­mier life­style brand Blan­kets and Bling, will com­mem­o­rate Moshoeshoe’s Day with a fun-filled event at Bhaduza Park, Maseru Mall next Wed­nes­day.

Dubbed “Monyaka Ha Moshoeshoe”, the event will co­in­cide with 11 March, the day set aside to cel­e­brate the life and ex­ploits of Morena Moshoeshoe who founded the Ba­sotho na­tion.

Speak­ing on be­half of the event’s or­gan­is­ers, Tlali “Mr Maps” Mapetla of Emo­tiv PR said they came up with the con­cept to add their unique flair to Moshoeshoe’s Day com­mem­o­ra­tions which will be held around the coun­try.

“The aim of the event is to cel­e­brate the life of King Moshoeshoe, mak­ing it res­onate among the youth through fash­ion, food and good com­pany,” said Mapetla this week.

“To give the show more ap­peal, at­ten­dees will be ex­pected to wear a mix­ture of tra­di­tional garb with mod­ern clothes.”

He said since the event’s in­cep­tion in 2010, it had been held in re­mote ar­eas.

“But this time around we have de­cided to host it at Bhaduza Fam­ily Park as the fo­cus will be on ac­com­mo­dat­ing the whole fam­ily,” Mapetla said, adding that par­ents can also bring their chil­dren as there is an amuse­ment park.

He said the theme for the event will be “For King and Coun­try”, which will also pay trib­ute to the pa­tri­o­tism of Ba­sotho in sup­port­ing the monar­chy.

Mapetla also said the best­dressed peo­ple would win Ba­su­toland cloth­ing ham­pers, adding that an ar­ray of tra­di­tional and mod­ern foods will also be avail­able.

In keep­ing with the home-grown thrust of the event, which will be hosted by ac­tor, co­me­dian and voice artist Tseko Mon­a­heng, only lo­cal artists will per­form.

The likes of L-tore, Honye, Boshoa Botšo­eroe, Da Starr and Grown Folk DJS have been lined up to en­ter­tain the crowd.

“The mu­sic will range from the tra­di­tional Famo genre to Kwaito, Deep House, old school jams as well as Hip Hop mu­sic,” he said.

It will run from noon till 7pm, with an af­ter party there­after at Bar One which is also at Bhaduza Park.

L-tore will be among the per­form­ers at the Moshoeshoe’s Day com­mem­o­ra­tions.

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