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The Suave Inc. takes Roma by storm


Mohalenyane Phakela

THE Suave Inc. is taking Roma by storm with the entertainment outfit hosting weekly shows at the popular joint Kaycees.

The group consists of Donny Mokoko Mohajane who goes by the name Don King Suave, Mpiti Makoae a.k.a Dan Suave and Sikila Molapo with the moniker Rico Suave. Last, but certainly not least, in the group is Thabiso Nqabana, or Ndaba Numbah Wahn Leshelo Bwoy to his fans.

The shows were conceived as a way for the National University of Lesotho (NUL) students to while up time.

“It started at varsity not so long ago,” Rico Suave told Xpress People. “We were just a bunch of bored friends on campus with an undying love for music.

“We debated on what could bring a bit of flavour to Roma’s nightlife. That is when we approached a young businessman, Mohlomi “Freddie Fonz” Thaanyane, to host Hip Hop sessions at his joint, Kaycees.”

Upon reaching an agreement with Kaycees’ owner, Rico Suave said, they started holding the shows on Thursday nights, which elicited a response they had not expected and even attracting revelers from as far as Maseru.

The “Free Chill”, as the show is called, has now been shifted to Saturdays as revelers would reluctantly leave in the early hours of Friday, a working day, and report for duty nursing a hangover.

“We have been overwhelmed by the positive response from the masses attending the shows, and because of that, we managed to turn Free Chill into a brand,” said Rico Suave.

“We saw a huge vacuum in the number of hip hop deejays in the country, so we thought why not join the “pop-n-lock” music fraternity.”

The show has evolved beyond Hip Hop to incorporating other genres such as RnB and Dancehall so as to cater for various tastes, although Rico Suave concedes it is still a work in progress.


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