Morena Leraba off to the UK


Nthatuoa Koeshe

MORENA Leraba will next week perform at the Sentebale Audi fundraising concert in aid of the Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso’s Sentebale charity at the Hampton Court Palace in the United Kingdom.

The show which is penned in for 11 June, will see Morena Leraba sharing the stage with artistes like Rita Ora and British rock band, Coldplay.

Other artistes who are set to perform at the show include British singer and songwriter Laura Mvula, the African-Norwegian singing and songwriting duo Nico and Vinz, and spoken word artiste and newly appointed Sentebale Ambassador, George Mpanga, known as George the Poet among others.

Morena Leraba told the Weekender that he was humbled to get a slot to perform at the majestic event.

“I am humbled to get a chance to share stage with people like Rita Ora, George the Poet and other incredible musicians; it is going to be an incredible experience,” Morena Leraba said.

The concert is aimed at raising funds and awareness of the challenges faced by adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

The money raised from the event will go towards Sentebale’s monthly Saturday clubs, caregiver days and residential week-long camps at the newly opened ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre, delivering psychosocial support to children living with HIV in Lesotho, and later this year in Botswana.

Artistes will perform to an audience of 3000 people against the backdrop of Kensington Palace. Tickets for the show went on sale at 9am on Friday 27 May and have already sold out.

Founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006, Sentebale delivers psychosocial support to adolescents living with HIV, as well as providing care and education to orphans, children living with disabilities and young shepherds, known as ‘herd boys’, whose cultural obligation of tending livestock prevents them from accessing education.

Richard Miller, the Chief Executive Officer of Sentebale, said: “We’re delighted that Prince Seeiso and some of our advocacy champions will be joining some of the biggest global performers to help Sentebale deliver a sustainable, quality programme for children and young people affected by HIV, enabling them to lead healthy, happy and productive lives”.

Andrew Doyle, the Director of Audi UK, said the event promises to be extra ordinary.

“We are thrilled that Their Royal Highnesses; the Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso, will join us for the Sentebale Audi Concert. It promises to be an evening of extraordinary entertainment, all in support of an incredibly worthy cause,” Doyle said.

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