PATRONS should expect the best of House, Hip Hop, RnB and Kwaito music at the official launch of the newly-established Ahava Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday.
Located in the Khali Hotel compound in Maseru, the joint is now under a new management, hence the catchy new name, which signals an intention to take the hotel’s beverages and meat outlet back to its former glory days.
The once sought after hangout venue had an elegant atmosphere that attracted revelers even when there were no special events but it somehow lost its way largely as a result of the advent of competing joints.
However, this could all change after the establishment of Ahava Sports Bar and Grill with its fresh and appealing setup of strategically located plasma television screens and a fully operational Shisa Nyama (braai place).
“We hope to take Khali back to its glory days with this fresh setup although we do not expect that to happen overnight as it takes time to win back people’s trust and loyalty,” organiser and co-owner of the club, Ndaba Matshe told the Weekender this week.
“Ahava will offer a different atmosphere from that of other clubs and our target market is everyone who is legally allowed to enter a bar.
“We have chosen to fuse the four genres which have always been popular on the local entertainment scene namely, Hip Hop, RnB, House and Kwaito. Most joints often serve just one of those which narrows the market choices since some people love more than one genre. On the line up we have DJs who actually ‘grew up’ in Khali and know the type of vibe the venue used to have,” he said.
Disc spinners Da Starr and Diboza will belt out Hip Hop and RnB tunes while DJ Wicks, Sammy T and Khotso M will deliver the House and Kwaito tunes.
“We also aim to provide local acts with the much needed platform so we will have an open mic session from time to time to allow them to showcase their skills irrespective of the popularity and if they win the revelers’ hearts, we will host them on regular basis,” he said.