Gospel fans urged to fill up Setsoto

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Mohalenyane Phakela

GOSPEL music lovers are expected to fill up Setsoto Stadium in Maseru on Saturday for night of praise and worship that will be headlined by prominent local and South African Gospel stars.

Organised by Cube Events, the Lesotho Gospel Festival will feature the likes of South Africa’s Lion of Judah hit-maker, Lebo Sekgobela and Ntokozo Mbambo of the Jehova is Your Name fame. The duo will be accompanied by Dr Tumi, whose major hit is No other God. They will be joined by local acts such as Yadah Praise Family, Mookho Moqhali, Tehilla Africa and JC Crew. Comedian, Lilaphalapha, is also expected to tickle the crowd.

Dr Tumi posted a video on Cube Events’ Facebook page on Monday promising a blessed night of “lifting the name of Jesus” and Ntokozo also posted to state her excitement at the prospect of returning to Lesotho. She also said that she was looking forward to meeting her fans at Maseru Mall before the show on Saturday.

Speaking to the Weekender this week, Cube Events’ Benedict “Benny B” Makhetha said that all was in place and the nation should expect a night of serious and entertaining praise and worship music.

“Preparations and logistics for Lesotho Gospel Festival are in place and all that is left is for people to fill up Setsoto Stadium,” Makhetha said.

“The South African trio will be arriving on Saturday morning and will have a meet and greet session at Maseru Mall from 11am to 2pm where fans who possess their latest albums will get the opportunity to also take pictures with them.

“The actual show will start at 5pm and people can expect to be blessed and entertained by a combination of praise and worship performances that will compel the crowd to showcase its dance moves.”

He said it had always Dr Tumi’s wish to come to Lesotho while Sekgobela and Ntokozo had been well received on their last visits. He said, it was therefore, befitting to bring the trio to perform as gospel music was often side-lined in favour of secular entertainment.

“The Lesotho Gospel Festival is more than just a music show but aimed at promoting arts too so we will be having stalls for our local crafters to sell their products to the revellers including South Africans who will be attending the show.

“We are also pleased to contribute to the revival of the Yadah Praise Family whose last performance was at our Summer Gospel Festival last year,” he said.

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