Artistes to raise Lesotho flag in Soweto

MASERU — Four local artistes are billed to perform at a pre-winter bash in Soweto, South Africa, on Sunday.

Stlofa, DJ Thabie, DJ Tseko and DJ Khebza will fly Lesotho’s flag  alongside South African DJs Tira, Sbu and Lulo Café at the Jabulani Mall.

The event has been organised by a local events management company Global Events.

The company’s marketing director, Tseka Mokoena, said the four artistes were booked as part of a plan to uplift Lesotho’s music industry.

“When we launched the Maseru festival last month we mentioned that our main objective was to expose Lesotho’s talent to the African continent and the Jabulani Mall event is a start,” Mokoena said.

He said the four are part of a group of artistes who they worked with at the festival, adding that Global Events would be using more artists at their next event in Mpumalanga.

The company said although it had worked with eight local artistes only four could be booked for the Soweto gig due to financial constraints.

Mokoena said other local artistes who wish to expand their music horizons were free to come forward and work with them.

DJ Tseko who joined the Global Events initiative after the Maseru Festival told the Weekender that he was thrilled with the opportunity.

Tseko said although he has performed in South Africa before, this would be his first experience as a booked artiste by an events promoter.

“This will be a very exciting experience to be booked and be paid well while at it,” he added.

“We will be playing for South African DJs who would just be watching and I am going to ensure that when I step off the turntables, I would have left a mark.”

Stlofa also expressed his joy saying he expected greater things in his career this year.

“The sky is the limit and I am thankful to Global Events for choosing me to fly Lesotho’s flag high, May God bless the company to take the local music industry to another level,” he said.

He said he hoped to deliver an ecstatic performance “so they can see that Basotho are hot”.

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