RAPPER Juvy says he is dying to collaborate with South African star Spikiri.
Spikiri is part of the kwaito group, Trompies, which is part of the line-up for the Lesotho Times Fanfest scheduled for 3 November 2018 at Setsoto Stadium.
Juvy further said that he was looking forward to sharing the stage with legends he always looked up to and longs to collaborate with Spikiri.
“It will also be an honour to share the stage with legends I grew up listening to such as Trompies and Oliver Mtukudzi,” Juvy said.
“I am dying to be in the studio with Spikiri. The guy is a living legend when it comes to music. Moreover, I also see the event as an opportunity to recognise Counter Force and Fatere who are some of the artistes who paved the way for us in this industry.”
With Juvy’s latest single, Faki’Mali, currently on heavy rotation on local radio, the rapper promised a memorable performance at the fanfest. He said he was overwhelmed by the chance to perform at the event.
“It is always an overwhelming experience to perform in my hometown but rocking a stage at Setsoto Stadium in front of a large crowd tops it all.
“Faki’Mali is currently the national song therefore it is definitely going to be the anthem that day while I support it with other old-time favourites such as Skipa and Champions among others.
“I believe it is going to be a very big show and every local artiste on the line-up will deliver a world-class performance because they are among the best in the country therefore deserved a slot.”
Since its release, Faki’Mali which features singer Susan on vocals, has received significant airplay on local radio stations including Bokamoso, Mxxl, Moafrika FM, Ultimate FM and PC FM, further receiving thumbs up on social media where he has been sharing it.
The rapper also recently posted a snippet of the track’s video on social media saying the full video would be released soon.
The song does not appear on any album but the rapper’s way of proving that Skipa se Ntekane released in 2016 was not the furthest he could go.
On the 3rd of November 2018, Juvy will join a star-studded line-up featuring legends Oliver Mtukudzi and Tshepo Tshola. Also scheduled to perform are AKA, Kwesta, Nasty C, Prince Kaybee, Sho Madjozi, Lerato Kganyago, Amanda Black, Thami, Lady Zamar and several others.
The local contingent will also consist of the likes of DJ Bootz, Kopper, Mtsuzi, Counter Force, Charma Exzit, Fatere and the Super Twins among others.
Born Motebang Nkoko in Mazenod, Juvy launched his career in 2010, gaining notable popularity through singles such as One Day and the exciting rendition to the pre-school riddle Tlou Ena.
Juvy got a breakthrough when he released Skipa se Ntekane featuring fellow rapper Jiji F. The single proved to be a hit from the moment the audience started receiving it.
Local music video producers even volunteered to shoot its video in 2016 saying that it was the biggest song in the country at that time. It went on to attract the foreign market as it was also featured as a sound track for the South African Etv’s prime time soapie, Rhythm City, in October last year, being played for the entire week.
He said his hard work and determination had earned him the stripes as one of the sought-after musicians in the country and beyond. He has albums such as Blood, Sweat and Tears (2015) and Starter Pack released in 2017.
“Although my popular songs are more about vibe, I rap about what happens in my environment. I just want to make music that people can relate to and which has a positive impact on people’s lives,” Juvy said.