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Pomp and funfair at Soul ‘n R&B

Chris Theko

Afro-Soul and R&B fans were in for a real treat during the Soul and R&B event at Maseru Club Grounds on Sunday afternoon when they were treated to some of the most melodious sound treats from top musicians from both locally and in South Africa.

One such act was South African R&B singer Preston ‘Press’ Sihlangu who gave the revelers more than their money’s worth as he rocked the show. 

Although the artist was not initially on the line up, he came on as a surprise act and did not disappoint the organisers who made an effort to bring him.

The artist brought his A-game to light up the mood much to the delight of the revelers who could not help but sing along to some of his hits such as ‘Thojana ea Thesele’, ‘Nkeke Ka u siea’ and ‘Chasing the rainbow’ amongst others. 

The artist revealed that he was grateful to have been part of such an event and an opportunity to come entertain Basotho. 

“I know Basotho love my music deeply, they have shown me support over the years and for me it is always a pleasure to come and entertain them. The love is real whenever I come here and Lesotho is very special to me, I sing most of my songs in Sesotho so it always is a pleasure performing for Basotho. I am looking forward to coming back some more as I’ll be pushing my recently released album XO,” said the singer.

The Soul and R&B event was initially meant to have been hosted during the Easter weekend on April 17 which was Easter Sunday but had to be postponed due to bad weather which still threatened Sunday’s do as it rained profusely.

Pretoria based soul and R&B disk jockey Tebsoul also kept the attendees on their feet and enjoying some of the classics. 

From the local front, 2019 Step up competition winner and RNB singer, Tamia Phooko left the crowds yearning for more as she delivered a jaw-dropping performance alongside the Origin band as she went on to test some of her new offerings.

Dubbed Let’s Touch your Soul ‘Soul’RNB and Comedy Experience Easter Edition, the show did exactly what it was set to do, which is bringing with it a different vibe to the revelers.

The founder of Thizo Sounds, Thabo ‘Thizozo’ Tau told this publication that he wanted to bring a different ambience to the already exhausted entertainment industry. 

“The event is meant to give an option to other people who don’t like the normal vibe that most are used to, so I saw a gap in the industry having seen this kind of event in Pretoria, South Africa and that is when the idea came to me that we do not have this kind of events here at home,” said Thizozo.

The event was initially launched in a Spring Edition which was hosted at the same venue in October 2021. 

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