FIVE local artistes are set to strut their stuff before Swazi audiences alongside prominent South African and Swazi acts at Saturday’s BOLESWA Opening Bash to kick start the Intervarsity Games.
BOLESWA is the acronym for the universities of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland and these stage annual sporting games on a rotational basis aimed at fostering solidarity and friendship among students.
Lesotho hosted last year’s edition at Thaba Bosiu and the event was organised for the first time by the Rock The City SA entertainment company.
And on Saturday, Lesotho’s DJ Vesta, Monyase, Mega Hertz, 3rd Code and Mavele will share the stage with South Africa’s DJ Tira, NaakMusiq, DJ SK and SdudlaNoma1000 as well as Swaziland’s Switch, DJ Mfundo, Lyrical Busta, The Scientist, DJ Njaba, Eskay, Rizna and DJ Thoko.
The South Africa based owner of Rock The City Entertainment, Lehlohonolo “Hlony” Nthontho has previously told the Weekender that the aim was to uplift the local entertainment scene by exposing them to regional audiences.
This week, one of the local acts, Mavele spoke of his joy and gratitude to Rock The City.
“I never thought being an MC would take me this far and I have been booked for several epic events in the country, South Africa as well as Botswana,” Mavele said, adding, “I would like to thank the Almighty for the talent He blessed me with”.
“I have been hosting all Rock The City events at home and in South Africa since last year and in addition to the Swaziland event, I will tour Botswana with their artiste, SdudlaNoma1000 in April.
“At the moment we only have a verbal contract but I believe after the Botswana tour I will be signed under Rock The City Entertainment and I am so grateful for the opportunities they presented me.
“I look forward to representing my country in Swaziland alongside my compatriots,” he said.