NUL to host fundraising concert
AS part of preparations for the National University of Lesotho (NUL) 70th anniversary celebrations, the institution will hold a fundraising concert tomorrow at its Machabeng Stadium.
According to the organisers, NUL 70th Anniversary Fundraising Music Concert is meant to shore up funds for the commemorations, which will be held on 21 August.
“The year 2015 marks 70 years since the founding of NUL,” said Bokang Bane, who is responsible for organising the concerts building up to the main celebrations.
“To honour this milestone, the university will be hosting special celebrations to commemorate, not only the history of the university, but also seven decades of valued partnership between NUL and the nation at large.”
He said that in addition to raising funds for the main event in August, the concert’s focus will also be on uniting different communities.
“The musical lineup has been selected with a view to cater for different tastes among the youth,” Bane said.
“We gave the first priority to NUL students who are artists, such as deejays, poets and musicians, then also called upon those local artists who have managed to set Roma ablaze in our previous events so they can help us make this event memorable.”
The all-star lineup will feature Afro Pop sensation Sentso, rappers Boshoa Botsoeroe, Juvy, Protagon, MIP and Sadon. The deejay contingent will consist of Chino El Vito, OozySoul, Trojan VDH, Afrodeejay and ZagroDJs among others.
“We also brought together musicians and poets within the institution to compose the theme track, Story of a Champion, which talks of the winners the university spawned and where it is headed,” he said.
“It features the likes of KGN, Rango, Gigy, Matho 3rdCode and Trigger T, and will be performed for the first time this Friday.”
Bane further revealed that the concert was one of several lined up in the buildup to August.
“Our aim is to mobilise everyone associated with the university, from the alumni and even parents,” he said.
“As a result, we have lined up a number of other activities for them. We intend to have two fun-walks; one here in Lesotho and another in Pretoria since we also have alumni there.
“The last fundraising event will cater for Jazz, Famo and Gospel music lovers.”