SA artistes for Maseru festival

Jaziel Brothers

Mohalenyane Phakela

MASERU is set to come alive with the Heroes’ Festival, a music concert featuring local and South African heavyweights at Setsoto Stadium on 27 May.

South African stars such as the Jaziel Brothers, Anatii, Witness The Funk (WTF), Mpumi and Heavy K will share the stage with local acts such as J-Cob, Mega Hertz, Yemba Shungu, Kta Kings, African Child, Nobi Boi, Danny The DJ and Infinity with Mavele, Pearl and Modidi as the hosts.

The event, which is aimed at commemorating the country’s golden jubilee of independence, is sponsored by non-profit organisation, HEERO (Health, Education, Employment and Reconciliation Organisation) whose mandate is to empower the youth in different sectors of life.

HEERO representative, Ntṧepa Motlomelo this week told the Weekender that although Lesotho celebrated 50 years of independence last year, they saw it fit to stage the youth-themed music festival to cater for that segment of the population.

“Through this festival we want to give the youth the opportunity to mark the 50th independence celebrations as there was very little to cater for them during last year’s celebrations,” Motlomelo said.

“It was declared that the celebrations would continue until 4 October this year when the country turns 51 and so we are on time.

“We will start by commemorating our heritage through presentations and cultural activities before the music performances.”

Motlomelo said her organisation would continue to empower the youth through other initiatives before and after the music festival.

“We have billed more local artistes than foreign acts in order to empower our own as we believe it is high time they made a living from their talents.

“We will also have other initiatives and we will start with a career guidance session on 13 May in Ha Thetsane and thereafter, in other parts of the country after the show,” she said.

Meanwhile, the multi-award winning Afro Pop duo Jaziel Brothers, Hip Hop musicians Anatii and trio WTF will be making their debut appearances in Lesotho.

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