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By Lerato Mochesane

For the love of house music Agent of house music will be painting the town red at Cuban Linx (Times Café’) on March 10th this year. This happens after two years break due to the organiser’s high commitment.

Black party is about casual black attire. The black party is expected to be annual.

According to the event’s organiser, Moeketsi Mphuthing, AKA Agent K, house music specifically deep, soulful and new jazz does not get enough publicity hence the artists Vinny Da Vinci, Trev the Japanese, Agent K, Mekonko, Sir Sechaba, Khotso Molapo, Madala, Tedoz and Tony.

“I chose these artists because of the type of music we play. It seems the best music and it is not getting enough exposure that it deserves, therefore, decided to promote it.”

He continued to stress that he does not imply that other genres are boring; nonetheless, they are always played at every event, mentioning last December occurrences.

“People who love the kind of music we play deserve a chance too,” he said.

Asked on why the colour black Agent K showed that he wanted to come up with the unique concept, from his view adding that black is a beautiful colour, it is mysterious and is also powerful in a hidden way.

He conclusively stated that he is hoping for a great turn-up and an excellent presentation of house music, distinctively those mentioned above.

The black party is expected to be annual.

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Beauty in the making, one may say. But then on this one, for sure is beauty in the true sense of the word.

Our heroin is Tlalane Mokhesi, AKA Tymo. She is a young stylish brown in complexion lady with a pretty much good story to tell. Modelling is in her lifeblood and there is no excuse for that.

While other local artists’ find it a little bit tricky to promote themselves, to get more exposure, a 21 year old Tymo finds it fun in doing it through modelling.

Talking to Achiever, Tymo explained that she does modelling not only to promote herself so she can easily be recognised as an artist, but for the love of art she has as well.

“As a young artist who is trying to break through in the industry I believe I first have to prop up myself so that people can know and be aware of me as an artist, therefore, I think modelling is going to lend a hand so much seeing that it is art too. Besides, it is only easy and affordable”, she said.

A 3rd year student at the National University of Lesotho who revealed that she believes to be an artist at heart yet again disclosed that she has worked with several professional photographers counting Ts’epo Khobotle from Speech Designs Lesotho, Zwide Ndwande from Ekhaya Kusekhaya Swaziland and Mtheto Mlungi, a journalist from Malawi.

On asked about the challenges she meets she said;

“The only challenge I have right now, is that some people take advantage of girls in way that they would at times want to mix business with pleasure, nonetheless I always surpass such for I am of the view that, where there a will there is a way.”

Tlalane is a young artist who has so far realised five singles. She has performed in countless events including at the Civil Society Forum held in Zwaziland Mbabane last year. She is preparing for her next performance at Miss NUL 2017 on Saturday.

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juvy 1What can be expected this year that will be different from last year’s Summa Feva event?

World class production system with special screens, effects, and an overall exceptional experience for concert revelers. The celebration is intended to blow our customers’ minds through beautiful memories created and shared with friends, family, and other loved ones.

Which artistes are going to be star attraction, both local and international? 

AKA, Major League, Heavy-K, A-Reece, EmTee, Tshepzadj, Juvy, Boxfr3sh, AfroDj, L-Tore, Mapanaki, and Vodacom Superstars Dj Thizozo, Reezy Ray, Eunice, and Step Up dance crew.

In previous events there were reports of challenges faced with handling local and international artistes, how have you overcome them?

We are still in good standing with all booked artistes, local and SA alike. No challenges were faced last year, none this year either.

It seems the buzz is all over about the show, what is the situation in regards ticket sales?

Being a show through which Vodacom annually celebrates the festivities with customers, the show still comes highly demanded and our people expect more each year. We are always thrilled to prepare a lasting memory experience for them. Tickets have been running off the shelves in our stores nationwide and mostly people seem to be taking up the newly launched tickets being sold on their phones with our M-Pesa service.


With regards concerning the new ticketing system “M-pesa ticketing”, how is it working out for the company, what advantages has it added to the company?

 The advantages cannot be overemphasized, the convenience is exceptionally received by the market, and this is seen by ticket purchases on the system. The customer enjoys even more FREE airtime when they buy tickets using M-Pesa Payments.

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at Maseru Prep Ba re Lifestst                                        Local literary organization, Baerenere, in association with Short Story Day Africa, hosted a three day event in celebration of literature held at three different places on different days.

The literature festival celebration kick started with poetry session and book launch (Likheleke tsa puo) held at Rockview Beer Gardens last week Friday, then followed by the ‘Litfest - finding your voice’ session held at Maseru Prep School  and thereafter the event was wrapped up with a local writers’ workshop held at Alliance Française de Maseru on Sunday morning.

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15350466 945989765532764 4196272114767420102 nAppreciate of Capabilities Youth Groups Movement Lesotho (ACYGML) hosted 3rd annual talent showcase hosted at AME Hall on Friday.

Organiser Rethabile Ramatla said the aim of the event was to unleash the talent out of young artistes, especially in theatre groups, who have not yet been recognized. Also Ramatla mentioned the motive of the event was to give back to the community, specifically to the financially disadvantaged groups, as a gesture of showing appreciation through spiritual uplift and youth development.

Ramatla stated that the movement gave back to the community through its sponsors and partners such as TZI-CHI Taiwan international relief foundation, Smile Foundation, Proverb Designs, JA USA Phela and Botho University. He added that TZI-CHI donated food, Botho University awarded all registered participants certificates of excellence, and JA USA Phela donated clothes while other sponsors offered services to make the event a success.

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They are seven to eighteen years. This are young journalists ready to correct the shortcomings by the mainstream media.

With the Media Institute of Southern Africa Lesotho Chapter, along this festive days their will be around and about journalism training. Theirs is a simple mandate, to report about children stories.

Children reporting on children for other children. The observation is that child stories featured in mostly media platforms are   written by adults for other adults. So this fellows not only do they want to drive the car, they want passengers in that car to be children.     

Tsepang Molefi and Letlotlo Hae who were aged 15 and Motseki Hloaisi, who was 17 were part of  young journalists who produced stories for a newsletter entirely written by children a couple of years back. It was called The Junior Reporter and its young journalists were mostly children.

“It is also quite common for young girls to want to be initiated so they can be married to boys who have graduated from the boys who have graduated from the Basotho initiation school,” Tsepang had reported.

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Just about to end gender based violence activism days. But will the future generations still suffer for same social ill?

BAM Group Foundation (BGF), BAM Group of Companies corporate social responsibility arm, held a session to discuss and address some of the dynamics in regard to women abuse in particular.

BGF president, Tsepang Tsita Mosina, said there is need to groom children so to live in a women abuse free society while also campaigning against the present day abuse. Boys should also be guided to treat their sisters, partners and mothers in a dignified manner, she stressed.

“Why do we let circumstances rule us when we can shape them?” she asked.

She said because the system is failing abused women, there is need to set boundaries against the abuser and be bold enough to be assertive in the process.

‘Mathato Taeli told participants how her late husband abused her emotionally, financially and sexually.

“I am a bitter woman and I can’t figure out what can console me,” she confessed.

Because she was severely abused, she in turn abused other potential partners as a weapon to be the first to strike suspecting her new man will ill treat her as did those that came before, she revealed.  

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Vesta                                             RTC Events Centre in Berea this Saturday brings an array of local and South African artistes billed to perform at the RTC Summer Fest.

According to rock the city local representative Dj Vesta revealed that 23 South African acts will share the stage with 15 local artistes in the inaugural event which entertainment company, Rock the City intend to stage on annual basis.

Furthermore Dj Vesta assure that in coordination with South African  company interns to provide the best entertainment Lesotho has ever seen as evidenced by its inaugural Boleswa Intervarsity Bash hosted in March this year which became a g=huge success and was loved by many.

He stated that most local events focused most on making profits from the onset than investing in making their events become something that people can write home about.

“With us, we decided to treat this event differently, our line up and ticket price are reasonable and it is evidence enough for what we are trying to achieve”, said Dj Vesta.

Dj Vesta revealed the event will be lined up with amazing local artistes and international artistes such as Emtee, L-Tido, Dixin, Tuks Senganga, Prince Kay bee, Mpumi,A-Reece, Fifi Cooper,SdutlaNoma1000,Dr Malinga,Sjava, Dj Micks, Dj SK, M araza, Dr Ngidi, Dj Mlongu, Inga, Trademark and Stone Candy. While Lesotho will be represented by Dj Vsta, 3rdCode, KTA Kings, DJ Kopper, Monyase Dj,Box Fr3sh,, Sir Nic, Notty Boy, Dj Boots, Zagro Djs, Juvy, Infoerno, Kot, Mavele, Afro Dj and J Cob.

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Dj Baff Junior                                     In celebration of World Aids Day and closing of the school term Tiny Tots Primary School on Thursday hosted various entertainment activities which seemed to amaze all students.

The event also specifically hosted the youngest Dj in Maseru, Bafokeng Mahao, best known as Dj Baff Junior. According to Motingoe Mahao who is the father of the eight year old Dj , Baff started developing interest in house music more than usual, and he would download music to his father’s phone at times he will also receive some of the most trending music downloads from his friends.

Mahao, who is also a professional Dj, popularly known as Dj Mzi says somehow he feels Dj Baff must have taken after and could actually be the next best known disk jockey in the near future. Mahao stated that Dj Baff started spinning early October this year with the help of a friend who is very close to him since he was still a baby.

“His mentor is actually also a deejay as well and he is 17 years older than Baff, but they get along so well and you cannot tell the age difference,” stated Mahao.

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DSCN8163The normal voting still continues until 14 hours after which only the top 3 artistes will proceed to the final stage on Saturday. The final independent selection committee confirmed it minutes ago.  Also they emphasized that fans should continue voting.

The top 3 voting will continue until Saturday the 19th at 18.00hrs pm when all voting lines will close.as for song of the year category , only top 5 nominees will proceed to the final voting lines for the category will be closed at approximately 15 minutes before the announcement of the winner and the award handing. 

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South African fitness trainer and wellness motivator, Sbahle Mpisane on Saturday hosted a Boot camp at Maseru club grounds.

Mpisanes visit which was much anticipated by popular demand was facilitated by Little Feet Foundation (LFF).

According to LFF Marketing Department Foundation is a nonprofit oriented organization founded in 2014. The organization provides physiological assistance to vulnerable children in the country. Since it was founded it has assisted nine children’s homes in Maseru and Mafeteng. It runs projects such as Lesotho costume party, Lesotho Baby of the year, little feet coloring Book, Little Feet Food trucks and little shop which sells handmade sheshoshoe shoes and children’s toys among other things.

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14572827 1251467974897999 8944701790889293723 n                                      Lesotho Avani hosted an award ceremony of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) graduates whom did well during their internship under the Supervision of Lesotho Avani Training Manager Lineo Thaanyane.

According to Lineo Thaanyane the aim of the ceremony was to honor and congratulate the four Graduate whom were in the internship of four months with enthusiasm, dedication hard work.

“It is not very often we come across such hard working interns, it felts like the internship was to short considering  their determination and passion, I enjoyed every single day I worked with them” , stated Thaanyane.

The fun part about the interns was they pushed themselves without supervision and was impressive. I will always remember their contribution at Avani and who knows we might meet again maybe as colic’s”, she further stated.

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Lesotho Avani on Tuesday hosted a Launch workshop of a new project in the Education Sector in Lesotho financed by the World Bank. The Lesotho education Quality for Equality project as it called is the result of a joint team effort between the Ministry of Education and Training, World Bank and collaboration between stakeholders.

According to World Bank representative Jenet Entwistle the project was born out of the country partnership framework which was developed in partnership with the government and in close collaboration with all stakeholders.

Entwistle stated that the education Quality for Equality Project amounting to US$25 million was evaluated in February this year, negotiated in early April, approved by World Bank board on May 26, 2016 and declared effective on July 8, 2016. She furthered indicated that within 2 months of its effectiveness, the project reached 11.6% disbursement ratio, above the whole country s portfolio of 7.9%.

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moshoeshoe                                                        Alliance francaise Maseru still continues to celebrate 50th anniversary of Lesotho Indipendence.The outdour cinema which kick started from the 1st of October brings lots of fun and leasure to youth with its ongoin first volume of the epic documentary: Moshoeshoe the Mountain King part one.

Producer Kalosi Ramakhula spent more than 15 years reading, collecting testimonies and exploring Lesotho and the rest of the world to tell the complete story of the legendary founder of Lesotho, the father of the Basotho nation.

The result of this quest is a 2h film telling us the first half of Moshoeshoe's life!

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50th edition blanket               The blanket has four national flag colours and has also been decorated with the Basotho hat on its four corners, also the blanket has already been seen worn during the Independence torch circulation. Add a comment

two guysTwo Guys Entertainment brings to you yet another epic event of all times named: Maseru A.K.A MSU Spring Fashion Show, Themed; Vintage Class.

“It’s time to suit up and blaze the city streets of what the town is made of. We will be celebrating the 50th independence in style showcasing the art and home groomed apparels and the international franchise products to make it even more interesting”. Said one of the event organizers Thato Fonya

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Hundreds of mournes have gathered at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto to bit a final farewell to Kwaito legent Mandoza

The mood at the church is sombre as the funeral service gets underway.

A giant sized picture of Mandoza stands at the front on the stage and soft religious hymes are being played.

Those close to Mandoza including his widow Mpho who is dressed in all black fight to hold back tears.

Beautiful flower arrangements line the front of the stage.

Mandoza's casket was carried in by family members.

Ahead of the funeral service this morning the mood at Mandoza's house in Pimville was sad and tense, as family members broke down with emotion as Mandoza's body left to the church.

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Mandoza 1               The star produced multi-platinum hits like NkalakathaGodobaand Sgelekeqe, and collaborated with Danny K on Same Difference.

Mandoza started his career with Chiskop, a kwaito group formed with three of his childhood friends.

He participated in thekwaitodocumentarySHARP! SHARP!The kwaito story, directed by Aryan Kaganof and the 2006 rugby drama,Number 10 also he performed live at the Love Lesotho campaign hosted by Bam group of companies (BAM) at Morija 2015.

Last week his family confirmed he was beingtreated at home for a brain tumour.

Mandoza’s son Tokollo fought back tears as he spoke about his father.

“I think I'm just happy that my dad died a proud man because he had everything he wanted in life. Every time he'd tell me that he never got a chance to spend time with his dad‚ so all he ever wanted was to raise his children‚” Tokollo said.

Tokollo added that Mandoza told him to be strong.

When I’m gone one day I need you to be strong‚” my father always told me.

Mandoza died on Sunday after a long-standing battle with cancer‚ which had spread to his brain. It was confirmed by his family last week that doctors had detected a tumor in his brain‚ and that he was in a serious yet stable condition.

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Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV in the ’80s, and by the time she was 6 years old, she’d already become a well-known activist and public speaker. Over the years, this formerOprah Show guest has inspired millions, including NBA legend Magic Johnson. Now, Hydeia opens up about her life all together and her nonprofit organization.

At birth, Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant.  Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. Now at the age of 32, Broadbent spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, by: promoting abstinence, safe-sex practices (for people who choose to have sex), and HIV/AIDS Awareness and prevention.

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They come from almost every district in the country. Most of them is their first time to set their foot in Maseru.

Thanks to Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT). The 1000 + ex high school students are still adapting to Vasity life at the moment. They are excited, curious and on the look-out for their new life adventures.

Being admitted is a life time blessing. Yet the are challenges therein

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Indeed that they are disable does not mean they are unable, hence disability is not inability.

This will be proved at the up coming book launch come September 16, 2016. It is called The Sky is the Limit in the Art World. Written by high school pupils, the book was in celebration of an artist and former political activist, the legendary Meshu Mokitimi.

This was in a form of a competition earlier in March. Two St Catherines pupils scooped the top award. Meaning The Sky is the Limit in the Art World is their product. One is visually impaired and the other partly sighted. Add a comment

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DJ and presenter, MO Damane, now owns her own website that is meant to promote her brand and fragrance range.

The 28-year-old forayed into the world of luxury perfumes last November with the launch of her fragranceThat Gal Fragrance by Mo.Born Mosa Damane, MO has since launched a body lotion and men’s cologne range calledThat Guy.

In an interview with achiever Magazine, she stated that website  showcases her brand and product offerings beyond her locality. She further indicated that her website is sponsored by a South Africa firm called UniCon Productions who liked her dedication and hard work.

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The U.S Embassy as part of their celebration of 50 years of partnership with Lesotho will on the 8 September 2015 host presentation and discussion on Healthy futures for Basotho women by U.S HIV/AIDS Activist Hydeia Broadbent. Broadbent was abandoned at birth, diagnosed as HIV positive with advancement to Aids at age three, and has been an activist and public speaker since she was six years old. The age of 12 , she had appeared on US televisions programmers including Oprah, she has been featured in prominent publications including  New York Times , people and ebony and currently she speak round the world about her experiences living with HIV/AID to help prevent the spread of the disease and counter the stigma associated with it.

According to Elita Banda the Hub Manager The event complements Embassy efforts through the presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS (PEPFAR) to help Lesotho move towards an AIDS free generation.

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From education to law, security, health, business, the arts and many other professions and sectors, women are playing a larger role, sometimes as leading role. Nonetheless, many women feel that they are still facing challenges, including sexual abuse and violence, restrictive social attitudes, lack of access to credit and de facto discrimination even where legal reforms have been carried out. As such various initiatives need to be strengthened I they are to play a fuller and equal role with men in social and overcome certain genuine impediments that remain if we to realize a more balanced and positive dynamic in our homes, organizations, Businesses and broader society.

Sesotho Media, the Morija museum, the Hub, Nala project, Embassy of the United States of America, Africa Women’s Agenda and Alliance Francaise de Maseru held a 10 day series of events to explore these issues as well as to celebrate all the women who have contributed to Lesotho.

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Born singer and song writter, Leomile Motsetsela, is set to launch her long-in-coming debut album titled Pula Molomo tonight at AVANI Maseru Hotel.

The Johannesburg-based singer will perform the tracks on the album along with an eight-piece band with guest performances from rappers Sadon and Futuristic as well as singer LJ Lehana.

Leomile revealed that she decided to launch the album in Lesotho where her music career started. She pointed that Lesotho is where it all began for her, and it is very close to her heart. She explained it was only befitting that she launched her first project in the nation she was born and raised.

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                                   Yemba Shungu                                             

Jean Pierre Yemba Shungu III has today dropped his debut single ‘Dear Jenny’.   

According to Shungu the song is a note to a lady by the imaginary name Jennifer, a long lost lover explaining to Jennifer how his life has been since they last spoke. He also sings about how life has been so meaningless without ‘Jenny’.

“This song is the first one under my independent label called Genuine Hype. I am super excited” said Shungu. Add a comment

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Youthful Tampose Mothopeng scoped Most Gender Focus Leader award. He is one of the 5 men for the first time to be awarded for considering both sexes, male and female, in their work by the Finite Wo-men Appreciation Awards.

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Lesotho National Committee on Wednesday gave a fool report of their journey from Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the challenges they faced and how they affected some of Team Lesotho Players.

According to Letsatsi Ntsibolane, the Rio 2016 games provided the best possible environment or peak performances. Athletes enjoyed world class facilities, including a superb village, all located in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in compact layout for maximum convenience.

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TOMORROW FLAMES                                         

One day to go before Moshoeshoe ll is set aflame. At the same time it will be a small heaven where all the goodies will be tasted.

Once more, eyes are glued to Finite Wo-men Appreciation Awards. Tickets are selling at a faster rate now that the event is almost at a ticking time.

Both women and men are contestants in the awards meant expose those who are empowering women folks in their work. It remains to be seen who would be the first men to work home with this appreciation pride.

That be, come one come all. Dress formal and arrive at or before 12:00

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5Damario and Fabrick are up for the big game come Saturday. Afro Jazz masters, Khotso Thahane and Tumelo Mokotjo will as well mesmerize our audience.

The said offences will be committed alongside the annual 5th Finite Wo-men Appreciation Awards @ Victoria Hall Moshoeshoe 2. As you read this, tickets are still being grabbed like hot cakes.

For the first time, most gender focused gentlemen in their deliberations will go back home holding appreciation awards. Some of the women categories are entertainment; beauty, elegance and confidence; media and philanthropy, religion and community building.

Thato Mochone, ex Ultimate FM presenter, will battle for philanthropy, religion and community building with two others. Puseletso

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