Local artistes for Bots festival


Nthatuoa Koeshe

FAMO musicians, Morusu and Botala Ba Linare, as well as rappers Mega Hertz and Preezy PM, are billed to perform at the African Music Extravaganza penned in for the Bokaa Village in Botswana on 30 August.

The tour is part of a cultural exchange initiative between the two countries.

The Lesotho contingent will share the stage with Botswana heavyweights such as Tshumu, Motlhalakgama, Unsell, King and many others.

Speaking to the Weekender this week on behalf of the organisers, Dira Gabriel Motseko, said the event will be hosted with the aim to celebrate African music.

“This is another project similar to the Basotho Le Batswana Cultural Festival and our aim is to build a working relationship between Botswana and Lesotho and to promote our music and talent,” Matseko said.

He said the event will comprise of different activities such as cultural games and food, quad bike-riding, swimming, five-aside volleyball, jumping castle and many more.

“We chose to invite these few artistes because we are currently promoting Basotho Le Batswana Cultural Festival and we are still building a relationship between Botswana and Lesotho,” Motseko said.

He said they launched Basotho Le Batswana Cultural Festival in Botswana in March 2019 and plans were underway for the Lesotho launch.

Motseko said this would be the first event of African Music Extravaganza which they hope to make an annual event.

“For now, we have invited Lesotho artistes only but we intend to invite other countries next year.”

For his part, rapper Mega Hertz said he was honoured to be chosen to perform at the festival. He said he was excited about the gig as this would be his first time performing in Botswana.

“I am honoured to get this opportunity and I am happy because this performance will open a lot of doors for me,” Mega Hertz said.

He said he already had fans in Botswana because of Juvy’s Kotho track which on which he featured last year and became one of the biggest hits in Lesotho and Botswana.

“I already have a fan base in Botswana because of Kotho which happens to be one of the biggest tracks in Botswana and I have been getting a lot of positive response from Batswana on my social media pages,” he said.

He said he was also excited about travelling to Botswana because radio stations in that country have also requested his music for their compilation.

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