SOUTH Africa-based actor Matli Mohapeloa has partnered with Metro FM presenter, Mo Flava, in organising an Easter bash slated for Maseru Mall-based Ba.One restaurant on 26 March 2016.
Mohapeloa’s Empot Events and Mo Flava’s Alight Media were also behind the M.A.D (Mad About December) held at the same event last year. Mohapeloa, who also used to host the annual Ke December Boss party, has featured in a number of high profile programmes such as Scandal, Rhythm City, Zabalaza and the sitcom Nomzamo among others.
In an interview with the Weekender from his Johannesburg base, Mohapeloa said the event, dubbed Mad About Easter, was spurred by the success of the December event.
“I brainstormed with Mo Flava last year on a fresh event we could organise since he is also from Lesotho although he is now based in Soweto. That was when we came up with the M.A.D concept,” he said.
“M.A.D was supposed to be a December thing, but due to the positive response we received last December, we though it was befitting if we had instalments for every season throughout the year starting with M.A.E (Mad about Easter) which will also be followed by winter and spring editions.
“It will be a night of good music and live performances from popular disc spinners, performers and celebrity guests.”
Among the South African acts lined up for the event include Naak Musiq, Kabomo, DJs Mo Flava, Guru MC for the night Matli Mohapeloa with guest appearances from actor Nkopane Mohola from the Msanzi Magic drama series, Ya Lla, and Khanya Mkangisa from SABC3’s Isidingo. From Lesotho will be Mr Maps and 357 FM DJs.
Mohapeloa said the SABC1 variety show, Selimathunzi, was expected to cover the event.
On his part, Mo Flava told this paper that he was smitten by Lesotho’s revellers who “love to party”.
“My team and I are always on the lookout for places to perform. The aim is to bring artists and deejays closer to ensure a memorable show,” he said.
“I have family in Lesotho so it has always been close to my heart. Apart from that, Basotho really know how to party. Basotho should look forward to more M.A.D events.”
Meanwhile, Mr Maps, also told the Weekender he was eagerly anticipating sharing the stage with the South African acts.
“I always enjoy performing alongside seasoned artists as it also helps me up my game because learning and improvement are a continuous process,” he said.