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Spring Madness ‘bigger and better’

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Mohalenyane Phakela

THIS year’s edition of Spring Madness will be bigger and better with a star-studded line-up of deejays and performers and special appearances by South African Motswako rappers, Tuks Senganga and Mo Molemi, the event’s organisers have said.

Spring Madness, which is organised by local entertainment outfit Stocksweet Entertainment, is an annual event to celebrate the onset of the season of spring.

This time around, the fete will be held at what has become the hub of Maseru’s nightlife, club 4fordy in Khubetsoana, on 26 September.

One of the major highlights of this year’s edition will certainly be emcee, Mo Molemi. The 32-year-old Setswana rapper, whose real name is Motlapele Morule, has gained repute for his verbal dexterity and hard hitting lyrics. The part-time farmer’s lyrics have ignited debate as he is not afraid to tackle the issues that affect the ordinary man.

His counterpart Tuks Senganga, born Tumelo Kepadisa, is also a Motswako rapper born in Mafikeng. He frequently uses the medium of ethnic languages to express himself, though Setswana predominates in his songs. Tuks Senganga started writing in 1993, drawing inspiration from everyday issues in his immediate environment. His career took off in 2005 with his debut album Mafoko a me which earned him the Best Hip Hop Album Award at the 12th Annual MTN South African Music Awards.

According to Spring Madness organiser, Dallas T, the event is not just about embracing foreign acts but uplifting local talent in the festive atmosphere of spring.

“This event, which is the second edition, is mainly aimed at giving local acts exposure and affording them the opportunity to share the stage with people who have actually made it in the entertainment industry,” said Dallas T, who is also a DJ.

“It is basically a partnership between Tuks, Mo Molemi and myself to try and promote the arts industry and working relations between the two countries.”

Molemi also performed last year with Motswana Zeus who has been swapped with Tuks this year.

“We, together with the team I am working with, believe this year’s edition is going to be bigger judging from the response we have been getting on social networks,” he said.

The all-star list of performers complementing the Motswako rappers include disc spinning musos DJ Mekonko, DJ Boots, Kopper, Razordasoul, Smallsdadj, Dallas T, Grown Folk DJs, Ebonics and Hunky D, as well as Stlofa, Chocolate Soul, MIP, Megahertz, Qekha, L-Tore, Juvy, Da Starr and Mr Massie from Botswana.



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