HALIFELE “Mavele” Khoeli has taken to the craft of Master of Ceremonies (MC) like a duck to water, and is gradually staking his claim in the local entertainment scene.
Daunting as it may seem for many, Mavele has already honed the skill of keeping audiences engaged with performances characterized by high energy and enthusiasm.
His signature tagline “Hare tsamaee rona, re robala moo!” (We are not going anywhere until the morning comes) and dance moves have endeared Mavele to revelers in his fledgling career.
In an interview with the Weekender this week, Mavele said a good MC is key to keeping revelers entertained.
“There can be no show without a proper MC because revelers need to be continually engaged with various techniques to prepare them for the next act,” he said.
“To be the best entertainer on stage, you have to click with the crowd by getting to their level and try by all means to maintain a light mood.”
Mavele said the MC bug bit him in high school, although he didn’t think it would be a serious endevour.
“I used to be an MC during my high school days at Sefika High School. I was the head of entertainment and everybody loved what I was doing,” he said.
“That was when I realised that I had what it took to be an MC because I was combined my dancing skills with my role as a presenter.”
Mavele’s first performance outside of school was at DJ Mekonko’s birthday bash last July.
“I did so well during the show that some people approached me and asked for my contact information. I did not expect such a wonderful reception as a first timer who was not even on the lineup,” he said.
“That opened doors for me as I saw myself sharing the stage with (Lesedi FM presenter) Ba2cada at the Vodacom Summa Feva last December and the Warm Up party at in Hlotse last month. It also saw me being booked by Ba2cada to host his show in Bloemfontein at the beginning of this month.”
On his aspirations, Mavele said he aspires to become a force to reckon with in Lesotho and beyond.
“My ultimate goal is to become a household name across Africa and abroad. I have also forayed into South Africa as I have many spring events which I have been booked to host around Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and North West provinces, so God is good,” he said.