Lo­cal artistes to in­vade Bloem

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Lesedi FM Pre­sen­ter Ba2­cada Mo­halenyane Phakela

A CO­TERIE of lo­cal artistes are set to per­form at Bloem­fontein’s Topaz Lounge on Sun­day in an event meant to test the wa­ters in their foray into the South African mar­ket.

The line-up in­cludes MIP, Juvy, Jiji F, L Tore, OGM and Sir­nic with DJS Ebonix, Nine24, Trybs, Vesta, Afro and Venushka man­ning the decks at the event which will be hosted by Matli Mo­hapeloa.

The show is the brain­child of Lesedi FM pre­sen­ter cum pro­moter Ba2­cada who has shown a keen in­ter­est in cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for Ba­sotho artistes to gain recog­ni­tion in South Africa since 2011.

Ac­cord­ing to Ba2­cada, the aim of the show was to take Ba­sotho artists out of their com­fort zone and ex­pose them to a dif­fer­ent au­di­ence.

“I of­ten come to Le­sotho and re­alised that there are many tal­ented artistes who never get the op­por­tu­nity to per­form be­fore for­eign au­di­ences,” he said in an in­ter­view with the Week­ender this week.

“The idea is to take Ma­jita (artistes) away from their usual sur­round­ings to a dif­fer­en­tiffer­ent stage and see whether they can still shine.hine.

“I am aware of the tal­ent that needs ds ex­po­sure. So this will not be the last showw as we are plan­ning to in­vade Pre­to­ria and Jo­han­nes­burg be­fore the end of the year.”

One of the artists, Afrodj lauded Ba2­cada for or­gan­is­ing the event which he de­scribedescribed as an op­por­tu­nity of a life­time.

“This is the big­gest op­por­tu­nity thatat Le­sotho artists have ever re­ceived as a col­lec­tive,”lec­tive,” he said.

“It is a great achieve­ment for a lo­calal artist to per­form in South Africa and what Ba2­cada has done has never been done one be­fore by any­one.”

Afrodj added: “I be­lieve we will get the ex­po­sure we have al­ways dreamt of and I urge Ba­sotho to con­tinue sup­port­ing Ba2­cada for him to con­tinue do­ing great things for us.

“Al­though I have never worked with him be­fore, I got to per­form in his pres­ence in Le­sotho. I am hon­oured be­cause he has con­fi­dence in my work and that of other artists.”

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