All-fe­male show beck­ons

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

TIMES Café will on Satur­day host an all-fe­male show fea­tur­ing dee­jays, rap­pers, singers and po­ets.

Dubbed Les Queens on the Decks, the event is the first of many meant to prove that fe­male artistes are ca­pa­ble of stag­ing shows on their own.

Dee­jays Li­nah, Pa­lyce­tra, Se­nate Mazz­ino, DJ Echo, DJ El Asla and Deepee are all ex­pected to light up the show with their skills on the deck while the likes of Queen Mo, Kot In­ferno, Miss Ji­jjy, Mel P and Mimi G will also give per­for­mances in their dif­fer­ent mu­sic gen­res.

Dee­jay El Asla said the event was borne out of the frus­tra­tion many a fe­male artist felt by be­ing left out of most ma­jor shows by their male coun­ter­parts.

“Af­ter re­al­is­ing that we are not con­sid­ered when ma­jor events in the coun­try, we came to­gether as fe­male dee­jays (col­lec­tively known as Fem­jays) to show peo­ple that we are also ca­pa­ble of stag­ing shows that will give rev­ellers some­thing to write home about,” El Asla said in an in­ter­view with the Week­ender this week.

“Le­sotho has al­ways had fe­male artists but it is on rare oc­ca­sions when just one or two of us are fea­tured on any of the shows. It’s as if we are not competent enough to en­ter­tain the crowd.

“Be­ing side­lined can only be a draw­back for up­com­ing fe­male artists and oth­ers who wish to join the in­dus­try. They will ask whether it’s worth the ef­fort when they don’t see any break­throughs be­ing achieved by those who are al­ready in the in­dus­try. There­fore this is some­thing we are work­ing to erad­i­cate.”

El Asla said they had in­vited dif­fer­ent fe­male artistes spe­cial­is­ing in var­i­ous gen­res be­cause they all faced the same chal­lenges in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. She added that the show would serve an as in­tro­duc­tion for even big­ger projects to be held at later dates.

“We have also in­vited rap­pers, singers and po­ets as the aim is to pro­vide a plat­form for all fe­male artistes to show­case their tal­ent,” El Asla said.

“This is just the be­gin­ning as we are plan­ning an epic fes­ti­val to be held to­wards the end of the year. It will also fea­ture for­eign fe­male heavy­weights.”

DJ El Asla

DJ Pa­lyce­tra

DJ Li­nah

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