By Lerato Matheka
MASERU — Revellers were treated to a free Black Coffee session on Sunday afternoon as the South African DJ made up for missing a show he was billed for at the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival.
Black Coffee was one of the performers including another South African jock, Fistaz Mixwell, who missed Friday’s Music Mix Show at Morija, about 40km south of Maseru.
Scores of people turned out for Black Coffee’s make-up show by the poolside at Lesotho Sun.
The talented entertainer told the Weekender he missed the Friday show because he had another booking in Mpumalanga.
“I was playing at Lydenburg on Friday,” Black Coffee said.
“I thought I would be able to make it on time but I ended up missing my flight and driving through was useless as I was going to miss my set anyway.
“I was going to arrive in the morning.”
Black Coffee’s gorgeous fiancé, actress and TV presenter Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa, was by his side and she definitely scared away all the groupies.
But the celebrated DJ still got to interact with his fans.
“I got to take pictures and sign autographs and interact a little with my fans before my set,” he said.
“It was incredible because I played a set where all attention was on me and, on a chilled Sunday, I managed to set the mood right after a long weekend.”
After a two-hour performance Black Coffee, born Nkosinathi Maphumulo, left.
But the after-party did not end there.
Bloemfontein jocks Stone, Black Man and K-Gee took over and rocked the revellers until 8pm.
Floyd Lapie, one of the Morija festival co-ordinators, told the Weekender the organising committee was happy that Black Coffee had lived to his word to stage a compensatory show.
“We are happy he actually made it as he had requested after missing his Friday set,” Lapie said.
He said Fistaz, on the other hand, had not returned their calls to explain his problems.
“Fistaz’s situation is sad,” Lapie said of the South African jock who is becoming notorious for bunking local shows.
“We are going to try and resolve the issue internally but if he doesn’t return the money he was paid we are going to take the legal route as contracts were already signed.”