By Lerato Matheka
MASERU — The organiser of the Thaha-Khube Summer Fashion Show says lack of support from her colleagues almost scuppered the fund-raising event at Manthabiseng Convention Centre last Sunday.
Itumeleng Mokatsanyane, a presenter at Thaha-Khube FM, told the Weekender she was relieved the show eventually happened, albeit attracting less than 100 people.
“I organised this show single-handedly, with my manager, Boosta, only coming at a later stage to help me,” she said.
“There was no co-operation from my colleagues who instead tried hard to pull me down.”
The fashion show was meant to raise funds to boost the operations of the radio station but Mokatsanyane said her workmates seemed reluctant to help her put up the event.
Ten young women modelled in various summer outfits from clothing stores that sponsored the show but their catwalk abilities were found wanting.
Despite the organisational hiccups and small attendance, artists lined up for the show did not dissapoint.
Comedians Lilaphalapha and Cura, hip-hop artists Fabric and Pablo and the ex-Lefate duo of Damario and Stlofa set the stage on fire.
Malimo Cultural Group also thrilled the small audience.
But it was Lilaphalapha who impressed Lesedi FM’s Ba2cada who was the MC alongside Thaha-Khube’s Boosta.
“This is not the best show but we all have to start somewhere,” Ba2cada remarked.
“I am amazed how much talent there is in Lesotho, he added.
“Lilaphalapha guys are original and I am going to make it a point to have them on my show on Mondays at 16:30.”
Mokatsanyane said they would do their homework before their next event, a winter fashion show slated for next year.
“All that matters is that the show happened with all artists not disappointing,” she said.
“The day I chose was not ideal at all and I have observed that Sunday is not a perfect day to hold a fashion show so the winter show is going to see a few adjustments with entertainment remaining the same.”