MASERU — Veteran South African deejay, Oskido, set Times Café on fire last Friday at a show that was intended to welcome the spring season in style.
This alliance between Times Café and Vodacom was not only a spring bash but a celebration of two things; Times Café’s birthday and Vodacom Superstars.
“It is our fifth year that we have been in operation and people have never ceased to show us their support so we decided to celebrate our success by giving them a chance to see Oskido as it is through them that we reached these heights,” Café manager Thabo Pashe told the Weekender.
“We will be having quite a number of shows in celebration of our achievements and this is only a build-up to the actual birthday party bound to take place this festive season.
“On the other hand, Vodacom is celebrating the finalists of their superstars competition so we found it fit to collaborate.”
Pashe also said they perceive Oskido as a music icon so it’s quite a privilege for local DJs to share the stage with him.
“Oskido has been in the music industry for more than twenty years so he is an inspiration to our own artistes for I believe they all want to be as successful as this muso.”
Oskido has been in Maseru several times before but fans still can’t get enough of his disc spinning skills. He does not hide how much he loves Lesotho either.
He sees Lesotho as his second home.
“People here in Lesotho are so great, and just know how to dance the night away.
“They have shown me nothing but loyalty to Kalawa Jazmee’s (his brand) music that is why I love this country,” he said.
Oskido kept the crowd on the dance floor with his killer tracks, taking it all the way back from his first solo album, songs from his group BOP, to Kalawa’s latest club anthem Baphi by Professor.
He also taught his fans some new dance moves.
It has become a norm that Oskido introduces a new artiste every time he visits Lesotho.
He had brought along Mabhiza who featured in the production of the hit Tsa Mandebele.
Being his first time on Lesotho’s soil, Mabhiza said: “Although I have never been here before, I feel so much at home. The reception is awesome and you are definitely going to see more of me in the near future.”
Oskido and Mabhiza played along Lesotho’s very own Mekonko and Hot Ice deejays Tedozdj and DJ Blackbee.