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Dimpho to take part at Christian festival

Lerato Matheka

MASERU — Vodacom Superstar R’nB second runner-up, Limpho Mahlakeng, is billed to perform at the Love Hope War Christian Music Festival in Bloemfontein on February 24. Mahlakeng, popularly known as Dimpho, will be performing alongside locals Painkiller & Trer. The festival has been organised by a United States Christian rapper Da Truth.
Da Truth is on a whirlwind tour of Africa to promote his album titled Love Hope War. He has already been to Nigeria in West Africa.

The rapper, who is now in South Africa, is expected to travel to Zimbabwe and Zambia. “This is an overwhelming opportunity because I am compelled to step out of my comfort zone of performing locally,” Mahlakeng told XpressPeople this week. “I am going to up my game so that I leave a mark for Dimpho, the R’nB brand and fly Lesotho’s flag high.”
Mahlakeng will also be sharing the stage with well-acclaimed South African Christian rapper, Cjay and Zimbabwe’s Ill Ceey.
“The idea of having the chance to share the stage with Cjay and Da Truth is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. I am definitely going to ensure that I put a polished performance so that I get booked for other shows in the future.”
Peter Mahase, the coordinator of the event, told XpressPeople: “This is the first time we are hosting an event outside Lesotho’s borders. The show is named after Da Truth’s album, Love Hope War, which was launched in January,” Mahase said.

The Love Hope War tour Africa started on February 5 and it’s expected to end on February 24. Mahase said the Bloemfontein event is expected to draw a crowd of over 1 000 people from Bloemfontein, Maseru and nearby cities.
He said the local artistes who are billed to make up the line-up were chosen on merit. “Dimpho and Painkiller & Trer were selected because of their ability to hold an audience, get them excited for the main acts and that’s what we need for opening acts,” he said.

He said by including local artistes they hope to create a platform for Basotho artistes to market themselves. “The experience will be of great help to local artistes because hearing and seeing someone perform live is more inspiring than hearing them on radio. They will need to up their preparations gears to meet the standards,” he said. “Experience is the best teacher so the show will give them a platform to absorb skills they will need in their future.” “We believe, this will be another step forward in this great endeavour, and we believe the support of fellow Basotho will also help in bringing this into fruition,” Mahase said.

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