Big Weekend Friday 17 March 2023

Big Weekend
Eskimos

BALL AND BEATS IN ZOLA

Old Naledi Grounds – known to locals as Ko Diswinking – will say goodbye to March in a fit of activity by hosting the Month of Youth Against Aids Games.

Set for Sunday 26th, the one-day football frenzy will feature social clubs such as: Tug Team, Ga Inoswa, Skontere, United Artists, Tsele le Tsele and Lekadiba.

The initiative is a joint effort between Bona Naledi, an NGO committed to ensuring the behaviours and lifestyles of Old Naledi’s youth, and the Ministry of Youth.

As well as the action on the pitch, music is also an important part of proceedings, with celebrated Kwaito group, Eskimos, lined-up to entertain the crowd.

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Joining the Gaborone West giants on stage will be: DJ Fondo Fire, Figos, Lerofo, Maxwell Brown, Bunny, Modric and Cloupers Duty.

The games will be used to promote healthy lifestyle and living Non Communicable Diseases free.

Entrance is free.

STARLADY’S TIME TO SHINE

Two years after her debut album hit the streets, Afropop artist, Wame Makhandlela aka Starlady, has cooked up album number two: ‘Are Itshwarele Badisa’.

Big Weekend Friday 17 March 2023
STARLADY

Boasting head-bobbing beats and thought-provoking lyrics, the six-track LP is a mixture of Afropop and poetry and shows definite progress from the 2021 offering ‘Mala a Kgosi’.

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Songs which caught Big Weekend’s big ear on the album, recorded at Dlala Beat Studios in Serowe, include ‘Mpeele leina’, ‘Nthate Ha Ke Tshela’ and the excellent ‘Wena Fela’.

RATINGS: A solid 6/10

‘STIMELA’ STAR COMING TO GC

Ntate Stunna, a Lesotho rapper featured by South African powerhouse 2Point1 on their hit, ‘Stimela’, is coming to Bots after being confirmed as the headline act for ‘The Ultimate All White VIP Experience festival’.

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SA Gospel sensation, Sechaba, will also head north for the GC gig, which takes place on the 6th April at Molapo Showcase Piazza.

Big Weekend Friday 17 March 2023
Ntate Stunna

Other notable names to listen out for include: Rockzie, Mvzzle, DJ Ngwazi, Chef Gustos, Chrispin the Drummer, Casper the DJ and other local artists.

MCs for the night will be BJB, Lala and Ronnie the Nice MC.

Gates open at 2000hrs, with entry set at P200.

Those after the VIP treatment while have to fork out P1, 000 for the privilege.

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