MASERU — DJ Thabie will next Thursday play at a CD and video release party in Botswana.
He will be the only foreign entertainer among the spin masters lined up for the Gaborone launch of Good House, Creams’ debut album.
The Botswana DJ yesterday told the Weekender he had chosen Thabie, born Rethabile Phakisi, for his release party after watching him perform in Maseru.
“I chose DJ Thabie because I met him when I came to Lesotho in May to do a market survey on the entertainment scene that side,” Creams said.
“I had a chance to see him play at one of the gigs and I was impressed . . . that’s why I invited him to my release party.”
Thabie said he was thrilled to get the opportunity to play in Botswana.
He will perform alongside the likes of Stomps, Myza, TCM, Cyrus Da Virus, Ricky lama and Creams himself.
“I am the only DJ from the region to fly my country’s flag in terms of entertainment among Botswana’s hottest DJs,” he told this paper.
Creams said he believed DJ Thabie was among the top performers in the region.
“People have an impression that the best DJs or entertainers are from South Africa so I got him as the only international DJ to prove that other countries in Sadc also have talented and up-to-standard performers,” he said.
Thabie said this would not be his first performance outside Lesotho as he has “played in almost all Sadc countries”.
“I got the biggest break of my career in 2002 when I won the Sprite DJ Competition in Lesotho and winning the Sadc level of the competition in 2003 where I was awarded a tour to play in Sadc countries and showcase my disc jockeying talent,” he said.
Meanwhile, Thabie said he had put on hold plans for the launch of his own CD until after he returns from Botswana.
Initially he had announced he would unveil his CD in May.
“This trip comes at a critical time when I was close to setting a date for the launch of my CD but I thought if I am booked to perform in Botswana I might as well put the preparations on hold and focus on taking the project to a different market first,” Thabie said.