MASERU — Harvest FM supporters packed Setsoto Stadium last Saturday to join local and international musicians in celebrating the station’s achievements over the past 10 years.
As part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary milestone, Harvest FM invited a number of 10-year-old children who put up some memorable performances which kept the audience on their feet.
Later in the night, there were performances from well known South African musicians such as Rebecca Malope who has kept the title Queen of Gospel for many years, Lesego and Malaika who became popular after the release of their hit song Nkabe kele sefubeng sa darly.
Local musicians, Majara and Mosotho Chakela also put a lot of colour to the evening, along with Puseletso Seema who hogged the limelight at the event as she sang one of her most popular songs Ea pota ngoetsi which saw the crowd ululating and chanting while others danced and sang along.
‘Malichaba Lekhoaba, the founder and owner of the station, thanked the supporters, sponsors and her staff for the 10 years they have been with the radio station.
Lekhoaba specially thanked Swaziland gospel singer Shongwe for his wonderful support.
She said Shongwe had showed his love and unwavering commitment to Harvest Fm from the beginning.
“Every time we called Shongwe, he came without hesitation and with great happiness …So I would like to award him today for his support,” Lekhoaba said.
“I am going to give him an award that says to him; we are thankful, sir, for the commitment and love you have shown for Harvest”.
Lekhoaba then presented Shongwe with an award with a short message expressing gratitude for his support to Harvest Fm over the past ten years.
Present at the event was Deputy Prime Minister, Mothejoa Metsing and Recreation Minister Thesele Maseribane.
Metsing told the gathering the government was grateful to Lekhoaba for showing unique leadership qualities.
“We are here today with ‘Maseribane because we want to be part of your celebration and it’s a great pleasure that a young Mosotho woman (Lekhoaba) has achieved this much,” Metsing said.
“You are a role model….You have shown that with hard work, nothing is impossible.”
Metsing urged those in attendance to adopt proper principals that can improve their lives. He cautioned against repeating one’s past mistakes saying the future should be shaped by informed decisions.