Mo Flava’s ninth pic­nic

The New Age (Gauteng) - - ENTERTAINMENT - SIYABONGA SITHOLE siyabon­gas@the­newage.co.za

EVEN af­ter los­ing about R500 000 to rob­bers af­ter the ve­hi­cle in which they were trav­el­ling with the money made from his eighth edi­tion of the Mo Flava New Year’s Day Pic­nic was held up, the Metro FM ra­dio per­son­al­ity is ready to host his ninth edi­tion at the same venue, Mlando in Kath­le­hong on the East Rand.

The show manned by heavy hit­ters such as DJ Fresh, Mapho­risa, Shimza, Lady Za­mar, Mobi Dixon, Team Mosha, Heavy K, Slique, Mgarimbe, MFR Souls, Mshega, Le­bza the Vil­lain, Zan D, Sh­luda, Kuxx DA Krux, Big Skyy and Mo Flava him­self will take place on Mon­day as has been the norm in the past eight years.

The New Year’s Day Pic­nic comes just two months af­ter the for­mer Y-FM ra­dio star hosted his own dance floor at the re­cent Spring Fi­esta 2017 in Oc­to­ber.

The pop­u­lar DJ who was heart-bro­ken and trau­ma­tised as he had in­vested his own money into the event has re­cov­ered from the loss and is now firmly fo­cused on start­ing the new year with a bang and hope­fully this time around he has learnt his les­son and had all the ne­c­es­sary checks and bal­ances in or­der so a re­peat of this in­ci­dent does not oc­cur.

Speak­ing to Gareth Cliff on Clif­f­cen­tral about the in­ci­dent at the time he said a big over­sight was made on his part.

“I must say‚ first and fore­most‚ it was an over­sight on my part in terms of hav­ing proper se­cu­rity mea­sures in place.”

“It was a gig that I hosted at a venue that takes about 3 000 peo­ple. So there were 3 000 peo­ple in there. I had made a lit­tle in­vest­ment into the gig with the pro­duc­tion‚ the line-up and every­thing.”

Mo Flava said the cash col­lected for en­ter­ing at the event was “close to half a mil­lion. As the money was be­ing moved from the venue‚ it turns out that some­body got in­for­ma­tion and put out a hit,” he said.

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