SOUTH Africa’s prolific disc jockey (DJ) Black Coffee is expected to rock Francistown in two weeks time.
Born Nkosilathi Maphumulo, Black Coffee is set to rock house music fans at the Lizard Entertainment on April 20.
Announcing the gig this week, Lizard Entertainment events manager Mike Moyo said the show is a must attend one.
He said the Durban-born disc spinner is coming to town without fail.
Moyo said negotiations between the club and the disc spinning maestro have been finalized and urged fans to start budgeting for the gig.
Black Coffee has been on the music scene for over a decade but only got his break a few years ago.
The disc jockey is popular for his smash hit remixes, most of which have dominated the airwaves in the past couple of years.
This maestro DJ and producer forged his musical background with his school choir and by studying the keyboard.
He studied music in Durban because he felt that as a producer he had to deepen his overall musical knowledge, develop his listening skills and advance his knowledge of music theory.
His first musical project was released a decade ago.
GHETTO Waves Productions, an upcoming theatre group in Francistown is expected to perform at this year’s annual Maitisong Arts Festival in Gaborone.
Maitisong Festival 2013, expected to run from April 9 to April 20 will be a jam-packed outing for the whole family.
And it will be the fi rst time a Francistown group performing at this highly rated local festival. Ghetto Waves will perform their much admired play, The Debt. Ghetto Waves Productions Manager Lionel Nkosi is ecstatic about the development.
Nkosi the Maitisong is one of the most recognized festivals in the country that has been eluding Francistown talent for such a long time.
He said Francistown has got a lot of talent and it needs to be taken to the people.
By taking their play to Maitisong, Nkosi said the showbiz industry will understand why is advocating for a theatre hall in the country’s second largest city.
Ghetto Waves will perform on the 9th, 12th and 16th of April. It is this performance that will serve as their rehearsal for their participation in Zambia.
MISS WINGATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
WINGATE Hotel in Francistown held some beauty pageant auditions over the Easter Holidays in search for a face that will serve as the countenance of the hotel to members of the public.
A sizeable number of young, beautiful and elegantlooking girls came to try their lucky and be chosen as the face of Wingate Hotel.
Nelly Motswere, the Marketing Officer and Front Office supervisor at the emerging accommodation and leisure centre said the attendance was not all that pleasing but not bad.
Motswere said the girls who attended the auditions had all the features required for one to be a model and face of the hotel.
She said the idea of hosting the Miss Wingate Hotel beauty pageant was necessitated by the needs to look for a face that will save as a symbol of the hotel.
She said the hotel will venture into charity works and would want their beauty pageant to be the one in the forefront in driving the charity work.
She said the hotel is yet to identify disadvantaged members of the society to help as part of giving back to the community that supports them.