Stars lined up for AD launch

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

MU­SIC lovers and rev­ellers are in for an en­ter­tain­ment treat from the stel­lar cast of lo­cal and South African acts that are slated to per­form at Satur­day’s launch of the newly-formed Alliance for Democrats (AD) party at Ma­sowe in Maseru.

South African stars A-reece, Naaq­musiq, Sdud­lanoma100, DJ SK and In­gahina will share the stage with lo­cal acts that in­clude Ma­jisto, Se­limo “Lak­a­bane” Tha­bane, Rabotso le Se­manyane, Vesta, Afrodj, Monyase DJ, Heart Break­ers, Sentso, Mat­lak­eng, Te­boho oa Machache, Se­bili, and DJ Tseko with MCS be­ing Cura, Mavele and Retha­bile Hlalele.

The South Africans whose mu­sic cuts across the Hip Hop, Ur­ban Kwaito and House gen­res are no strangers to the coun­try where they made their mark. This week so­cial me­dia has been buzzing over their re­turn which will be free for afi­ciona­dos this time around.

AD Youth League Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Chafotsa Le­tuka said the AD was cog­nisant of the needs of the younger gen­er­a­tion and en­ter­tain­ment would fea­ture promi­nently in all their ral­lies.

“The youth are not en­ter­tained by the way po­lit­i­cal par­ties struc­ture their ral­lies, where there will be long speeches but they pre­fer en­ter­tain­ment,” Le­tuka said, adding, “We de­cided to struc­ture our launch in a way that would make them feel part of it by bring­ing their favourite lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional acts to en­ter­tain them”.

Le­tuka said the party was keen to as­sist in devel­op­ing lo­cal ta­lent and there­fore it was im­por­tant for lo­cal acts to share the stage with their in­ter­na­tional coun­ter­parts so that they could learn from them.

“Our lo­cal lineup is not about the po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion of each artiste but we are only look­ing at the ta­lent Ba­sotho youth pos­sess. It is high time we for­got about po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion and fo­cus on build­ing our na­tion by devel­op­ing the en­ter­tain­ment sec­tor,” he said.

Formed last month, the AD is led by for­mer cabi­net min­is­ter Monyane Moleleki who led a break­away from the Demo­cratic Congress (DC) led by Prime Min­is­ter Pakalitha Mo­sisili. Mr Moleleki was DC deputy leader.

SOUTH African star Naaq­musiq. A-reece is billed for the AD launch. MU­SI­CIANS Sdud­lanoma1000. SOUTH African star Naaq­musiq.

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