Mxxl 91.0 hosts artist meet-and-greet gala

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

NEWLY-OPENED ra­dio sta­tion, Mxxl 91.0, will this Satur­day host a gala in which fans will get a chance to mix and min­gle with Hip Hop artistes.

Dubbed, “Uni­ver­sal Night”, the gala is also meant to pro­mote the fledg­ling sta­tion, which also goes by the name Space Age Ra­dio.

Mxxl 91.0 is a youth-ori­ented sta­tion of­fer­ing a mix of cur­rent af­fairs and mu­sic. It boasts a di­verse ros­ter of pre­sen­ters, who in­clude vet­er­ans and new en­trants, with the tar­get au­di­ence the 25-45-year-old de­mo­graphic.

Mxxl 91.0’s Kekeletso Ma­sitha told the Week­ender that the event would af­ford mu­sic lovers an up close and per­sonal in­ter­ac­tion with their favourite artists who in­clude Hip Hop head­lin­ers LTore, T-mech, Boshoa Botšo­eroe, Kopano, OGM, RMC, Juvy and Jiji F.

“Space Age Ra­dio is work­ing to­wards be­com­ing the lead­ing sta­tion in up­lift­ing the youth, and this ges­ture is meant to foster re­la­tion­ships be­tween artists and fans be­cause our lis­ten­ers only get to hear good mu­sic dur­ing our pro­grammes but do not know the peo­ple be­hind it,” said Ma­sitha, who added that the sta­tion’s pre­sen­ters who in­clude Mr Maps, Nuch and Temo among oth­ers will also be on hand to in­ter­act with fans.

“It was our in­ten­tion to have artists from all the mu­sic gen­res in the coun­try. But since this is our inau­gu­ral event, we will only have Hip Hop artists as it is ar­guably the most pop­u­lar genre among the youths.

“We are hop­ing to have reg­u­lar events of this na­ture, but since it is still at the ex­per­i­men­tal stage, we will re­veal af­ter the show when oth­ers will fol­low.”

The gala will also fea­ture South African Motswako rap­per, Tuks Sen­ganga, who has en­deared him­self with lo­cal fans ow­ing to his reg­u­lar per­for­mances in the Moun­tain King­dom.

The Mafikeng-bred Tuks Sen­ganga was born Tumelo Kepadisa and uses the medium of eth­nic lan­guages to ex­press him­self, though Setswana pre­dom­i­nates in his songs. His ca­reer took off in 2005 with his de­but al­bum Mafoko a me which earned him the Best Hip Hop Al­bum Award at the 12th An­nual MTN South African Mu­sic Awards.

In Le­sotho, Tuks Sen­ganga per­formed at the Vo­da­com Summa Feva and Khu­bet­soana-based en­ter­tain­ment hotspot 4fordy.

Ad­mis­sion is M150, with food and drinks also sold at the gala.

South African Motswako rap­per tuks Sen­ganga.

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