Bud­ding MC dares to dream

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

HALIFELE “Mavele” Khoeli has taken to the craft of Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies (MC) like a duck to wa­ter, and is grad­u­ally stak­ing his claim in the lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment scene. Daunt­ing as it may seem for many, Mavele has al­ready honed the skill of keep­ing au­di­ences en­gaged with per­for­mances char­ac­ter­ized by high en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm. His sig­na­ture tagline “Hare tsamaee rona, re robala moo!” (We are not go­ing any­where un­til the morn­ing comes) and dance moves have en­deared Mavele to rev­el­ers in his fledg­ling ca­reer. In an in­ter­view with the Week­ender this week, Mavele said a good MC is key to keep­ing rev­el­ers en­ter­tained. “There can be no show without a proper MC be­cause rev­el­ers need to be con­tin­u­ally en­gaged with var­i­ous tech­niques to pre­pare them for the next act,” he said. “To be the best en­ter­tainer on stage, you have to click with the crowd by get­ting to their level and try by all means to main­tain a light mood.” Mavele said the MC bug bit him in high school, although he didn’t think it would be a se­ri­ous en­de­vour.

“I used to be an MC dur­ing my high school days at Se­fika High School. I was the head of en­ter­tain­ment and ev­ery­body loved what I was do­ing,” he said.

“That was when I re­alised that I had what it took to be an MC be­cause I was com­bined my danc­ing skills with my role as a pre­sen­ter.”

Mavele’s first per­for­mance out­side of school was at DJ Mekonko’s birth­day bash last July.

“I did so well dur­ing the show that some peo­ple ap­proached me and asked for my con­tact in­for­ma­tion. I did not ex­pect such a won­der­ful re­cep­tion as a first timer who was not even on the lineup,” he said.

“That opened doors for me as I saw my­self shar­ing the stage with (Lesedi FM pre­sen­ter) Ba2­cada at the Vo­da­com Summa Feva last De­cem­ber and the Warm Up party at in Hlotse last month. It also saw me be­ing booked by Ba2­cada to host his show in Bloem­fontein at the be­gin­ning of this month.”

On his as­pi­ra­tions, Mavele said he as­pires to be­come a force to reckon with in Le­sotho and be­yond.

“My ul­ti­mate goal is to be­come a house­hold name across Africa and abroad. I have also for­ayed into South Africa as I have many spring events which I have been booked to host around Bloem­fontein, Johannesburg and North West prov­inces, so God is good,” he said.

HALIFELE “Mavele” Khoeli

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