MASERU — Famo giants Puseletso Seema, Mantsa and Letšohla failed to turn up for performances at the Lesotho Music Rights Association (LMRA) Festival at Maseru Club on Saturday.
The festival, hit by a massive low turnout, however saw 19 other local artists taking to the stage.
Among the performers were gospel artists Sentso and Motlatsi Ntelekoa.
LMRA spokesperson Ramosa Bosiu told the Weekender the show could have attracted a good crowd if they had done their homework well.
“All the technical aspects of the festival were on point,” he said.
“But we believe that if our marketing was strong enough we could have made so much noise in Maseru.”
Bosiu the performing artists — both novices and seasoned — had given their all in the spirit of “oneness”.
“The festival was aimed at uniting us as one big family,” he said.
“This is our strategy of upgrading our performing standards and I believe we are on the right track.”
Bosiu said they would have wanted the festival to continue well into Saturday night had the police not ordered them to stop by 6pm.
“We had hoped to continue until 8pm but we were told our permit only allowed us to party until 6pm so we had to go home too early,” he said.
Bosiu said the performances at the festival would be compiled for a DVD.