PLEASURE ISLAND SET TO BRING MORE PLEASURE TO THE GHETTO
Cresta Thapama’s popular entertainment venue Pleasure Island has been given over to two local DJ’s for the month of March to see if they can pull a crowd.
The first of the weekend shows organised by Sidney Nzale (Boogie Sid) and Musa (Mr Cue) two weeks ago got off to a promising start with a sizeable crowd of young night crawlers turning out to do their thing.
The venue is well-known to jazz lovers with some memorable gigs being staged there under the Street Horn banner of Soares Katumbela, but declining attendances and falling profits have persuaded Cresta management to look to other promoters.
Boogie Sid explained that they would be blending local talent with the best from the capital city and even South Africa as the new promoters establish the place as a relaxed and secure venue to enjoy a night out.
Speaking at the official (re)opening, Nzala promised to bring more pleasure to the Island and was looking forward to turning the venue into the Ghetto’s top night spot.
“We have made it a point that security is a top priority.
We want people to enjoy themselves without having to worry that some a***hole might be attempting to break into their cars in the process.”
Depending on the public’s response to the initiative, the DJ duo will decide if they are to continue with future shows in the months to come.
GOSPEL STAR REDISCOVERS SELF
Vusi Mtokufa is a new man.
The gospel star, who claims to have rediscovered his inner self with the recent release of his latest offering Ngewele, was in town last weekend to promote the album.
He explained that it contained mostly songs of worship, having discarded his trademark fast beats that were synonymous with those of South African gospel singer Lundi Tyamara.
The youthful singer was acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend back in July 2010, and admits that he made some wrong choices in the past.
His calling now is to spread the word of God and it is with this in mind that he has crammed the album with songs of praise.
He said he is currently concentrating on performing in churches and he has put on hold shows outside the congregation.
Mtokufa is currently serving as a Pastor at Cloud and Fire Ministries in Molopo-Pitsane.
“God has called me into the church. And I have made mistakes as well as wrong choices in the past, but I have since moved on.
God has made me to rediscover myself,” he said.
MC MASWE, BEAUTY QUEENS TAKE ACT TO SOWA
The country’s self-proclaimed number one pleasure manager MC Maswe aka Thapelo Maleka and his gyrating Beauty Queens tomorrow (Saturday) take their act to the soda ash mining township of Sowa.
MC Maswe’s Beauty Queens have become popular thanks to their raunchy dance moves and the Ramotswa-born musician has been packing in the crowds for some time now.
On Saturday the bosigo bona ke batla motho hit maker will be performing at a road show organized by the Department of Transport, Roads and Safety (DTRS).
This will be MC Maswe’s first performance of the year in the soda-mining township this year, having last appeared in September alongside the legendary Maghebula.