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‘Establish structures for growth’

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LOCAL musicians have to work hard to formulate sustainable structures that ensure their own growth.

This was said by top house disc jockey, Charma Exzit in a recent interview with the Weekender.

Charma Exzit said the local music scene has remained stagnant because of lack of organisation which has also ensured there are no resources for the sector.

He said the sector is now only being sustained by passionate individuals as talent is hardly rewarding.

“The local music scene is not growing but there is a lot of talent,” Charma Exzit said.

“The reason for the lack of growth is that there are no structures and there are no resources and policies. When I used to make music as a producer, it would be played on radio and that’s it.

“Those that are still doing it are doing so out of passion. I however, still have hope that structures will soon be in place to ensure the growth of the industry.”

He said there was a serious need for the industry players like artistes and promoters to support each other.

“There are promoters like Plan A and Scorpion Knight and a few who are doing really well but we need to support each other. We have to do it together.”

Charma Exzit is part of the line-up for the upcoming Lesotho Times Fanfest scheduled for 3 November 2018 at Setsoto Stadium.

The gig that has been planned to celebrate Lesotho Times’ over a decade of service to the country is being organised by event planners Plan A.

The line-up will be led by heavyweights 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, the Super Twins and DJ Kopper.

Charma Exzit said he was thrilled to get a chance to perform at such a high-profile gig as it signified that he was still on the right track. He said he would use the platform to learn form the best.

“I am expecting a lot of fun and the revelers should expect nothing less. I love how the Lesotho audience responds to music.

“It is also a thrilling experience to have over 30 000 people to respond to my music. The Lesotho audience is very supportive in this regard.

“I am also looking forward to performing alongside Oliver Mtukudzi. This is by any nature one of the biggest events in a long time and I am excited to be sharing the stage with legends. This will improve my portfolio.

“It shows that there is still room for expansion and also authenticates my craft. I am honoured and I will learn a lot from the legends on the day and tap into their wisdom and I hope I will also be able to share it,” Charma Exzit said.

The performer, who has been appointed brand Ambassador by Avani for the event, said he was honoured to be representing the hotelier.

“It is a great honour to be an ambassador for such an international brand. It is phenomenal to be endorsed by such a reputable company,” Charma Exzit said.

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