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Pitch Black Afro to invade Lesotho

Lerato Matheka

MASERU — South African hip hop artiste Pitch Black Afro will be in Maseru on Saturday to promote his latest album.

His visit is part of a Southern African Development Community (Sadc) tour to promote his new offering called Pitch Black Attack to be released next month.

The Styling Gel star will also be scouting for talent during his tour for a possible collaboration on the soon-to-be-released 15-track album.

Pitch Black Afro will be invading Lesotho from Swaziland, according to his manager Tebogo ‘Corn Mash’ Mashego.

“Our plan is to attack Sadc countries and let Pitch’s fans know that he has not faded away but was on a break,” Mashego said.

He added: “We will also be exploring talent for a possible collaboration on the album.”

Pitch Black last released an album in 2009 titled Zonke Bonke.

The line-up of the Maseru Sun revelry will include local emcees Dunamiz and Juvenile who will perform alongside a Mosotho hip hop star living in South Africa, Andrianto Ngwana and Swaziland’s Crax.

The line-up will also include DJs who will blend hip hop music and house to set the party mood.

The likes of YFM’s Josi Chave and Soul Candy’s ‘It’s not rocket science’ will turn the decks representing South Africa while Lesotho’s DJ Bootz, Hally and Phakzino will fly the Mountain Kingdom’s flag.

“The party is not only about showcasing our talent but sharing with our fellow Africans in their respective countries.

“The line-up has a mixture of hip hop performers, house DJs and dancers because entertainment entails fun,” Mashego said.

“We will also have an upcoming DJ whose reputation is on the rise in South Africa and Soweto’s finest dancers who are featured on most of DJ Cleo’s music videos. They will lead on the dance floor with their moves.”

The party would incorporate all the elements found in Pitch Black’s products.

“Pitch is a hip hop artiste who blends his talent with house and dance and we decided to bring a party that will give fans a live version of his offerings,” Mashego said.

He said the local artistes in the line-up were selected on merits.

“Because we are sharing talent, we chose to work with people who are making waves in Lesotho’s music market.

“Dunamiz is an award winning artiste so we recognise his work hence he is on the line-up. As for Juvenile, we have observed that he is one of the fastest growing hip hop emcees in Lesotho so he was also recruited to represent Lesotho’s talent alongside Swaziland and South African artistes.”

Mashego said the event is meant to be an all-night long party where people will think of nothing but having fun.

“With the variety on the line-up, we are looking to cater for all types of people to party all night.”

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