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Maseru Dance Academy off to Nigeria

Nthatuoa Koeshe

THE Maseru Dance Academy has been invited to participate in 2019 International Carnival Calabar and Festivals in Nigeria.

The local group will perform on 29 December 2019 at the festival which started on 1 December and is expected to end on the last day of the year.

The carnival has boosted the cultural mosaic of Nigerian people while entertaining millions of spectators in and outside the country thereby stimulating the arts industry.

Maseru Dance Academy founder Halifele ‘Mavele’ Khoeli said they would ensure that they represent the country and its culture through dance.

The excited Mavele said the was an opportunity for his group to showcase their culture in Nigeria.

He said he was out of words with bliss as this will grand them a chance to showcase Lesotho talent in Nigeria.

“I am really short of words; this a sign of the growth of the Maseru Dance Academy,” Mavele said.

Carnival Calabar, is Africa’s biggest street party and has evolved over the years with the fusion of new products which have also gone through a lot of innovations and spellbinding moments. The event has also received rave reviews and has hosted groups from Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

Last year, the event hosted 29 countries from all over the world.

“The theme for this year is “Humanity”. We shall be telling the story of humanity in a bid to create awareness and draw the world’s attention pressing global issues through the carnival,” a statement from the organisers reads.

The festival will feature events like the cultural carnival, wonders on wheels, vintage cars, convertibles, power biker’s carnival, street party, African food festival and the parade of carnival bands among other live shows.

The Maseru Dance Academy’s mission is to uplift dance in the country and prove that it can be a career that also offers healthy lifestyle benefits.

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