Lo­cal artists im­press at Spring Mad­ness

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

THE an­nual Spring Mad­ness main event lived up to its billing on Satur­day at Vic­to­ria Pool­side, with lo­cal artists hold­ing their own against a for­mi­da­ble con­tin­gent of South African and Botswana artists.

Or­gan­ised by lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment out­fit Stock­sweet En­ter­tain­ment, Spring Mad­ness is meant to cel­e­brate the onset of the sea­son of spring. This year, the lo­cal co­terie of L-tore, Juvy, St­lofa, Hally, Skebz D, Nirex, Axo Mind, Queen Mo, Sadon, Mr Beekay, TMech, Blaze, Silent Fate, Peele Feela, Thi­zozo, Da Starr and Dal­las T shared the stage with Motswako In­va­sion’s Khuli Chana, Zeus, Dun­can, Lec­tion, Towdeemac, Khosi­mowa, Adrianto, DJ Khenzo, Mr Massie, DJ Zondi and DJ Tira.

Speak­ing to the Week­ender on the side­lines of the show, South African Motswako rap­per, Khu­lane “Khuli Chana” Morule, said he had al­ready com­mit­ted to work with rap­per Juvy af­ter be­ing en­thralled by his per­for­mance at the Le­sotho Planned Par­ent­hood As­so­ci­a­tion’s beauty pageant on 17 Oc­to­ber 2015. The Ma­hamba Yetwa star said he had also en­joyed the per­for­mances of L-tore and Nirex dur­ing the Spring Mad­ness.

“We are yet to fi­nalise the modal­i­ties of the col­lab­o­ra­tion with Juvy, and hope­fully by next week we will start work­ing on the project,” said Khuli Chana.

“I also took note of the per­for­mances by L-tore and Nirex. Their de­liv­ery and stage pres­ence are some of the things that caught my at­ten­tion and I would def­i­nitely also want to work with them.

“I had a great time to­day and the re­cep­tion was awe­some which is one of the rea­sons I con­sider Le­sotho my sec­ond home.”

Botswana’s Zeus also sang from the same hymn sheet, say­ing Le­sotho was en­dowed with many ta­lented artists “who al­ways keep their con­tent unique and orig­i­nal”.

“This is my third time in Le­sotho, and I have al­ways felt ap­pre­ci­ated by the au­di­ence. I had the best time ever to­day, and hope­fully I will come back more of­ten,” he said.

“I saw a lot of tal­ent be­ing show­cased with a unique Se­sotho orig­i­nal­ity dif­fer­ent from the mu­sic of other coun­tries. I will start work­ing on my new project in two weeks’ time, and it is my in­ten­tion to work with artists from Le­sotho.”

Zeus said he had al­ready ex­changed con- tact de­tails with lo­cal rap­per, OG S’killz to dis­cuss work­ing to­gether on the up­com­ing project. On his part, OG S’killz told the Week­ender he was look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the That’s Wha­sup hit maker since it would be an op­por­tu­nity to spread his mu­si­cal ten­ta­cles be­yond Le­sotho’s bor­ders.

Mean­while, rap­per Dun­can, who shot to fame last year with his remix of the clas­sic Kwaito song Tsiki Tsiki by Mdu Masilela, said he was spoilt for choice in terms po­ten­tial col­lab­o­ra­tions.

“I want to work with any artist who is will­ing to work with me. I was hum­bled by the pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion the lo­cal artists showed on stage and it would be great to work with them at the Afro­tain­ment stu­dios in Dur­ban. The sooner we start work­ing, the bet­ter,” he said.

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