VEE TO ROCK GHETTO
Dumalana hit-maker, Vee Mampeezy will say hello to the city that made him next month as he headlines at the Gubungano Marathon on 15 July.
Vee will take to the stage at the Old Francistown Stadium, where the race starts and ends.
He will be joined by his South African sweetheart, Sphalaphala Sa Ga Marothi, who is also set to perform.
Catching up with Grooving this week, event organiser, Carlos Sebina explained the marathon is designed to help revive the second city and support Ghetto’s youth and small businesses.
“The proceeds will go towards supporting small businesses. The unemployed will be assisted with funds to start their small businesses,” revealed the Destiny Car Rentals owner, adding the plan is to have the marathon as an annual event.
“World athletics has already certified the measurements of the marathon, so we are ready to go,” declared Sebina, adding they were still in negotiation with other artists to perform.
ALL BLACK ON THE NIGHT
As has become tradition over the years, DJ Cue will celebrate his birthday with a big bash at Cresta Thapama.
Scheduled for Saturday 22 July, the 12-hour b/day gig has a strict all black dress-code.
Those who don’t adhere to the dress code and choose to spice it up with a bit of colour will be turned back at the door, so be warned!
“I want to appreciate my fans by celebrating my day with them. The event will start at 6pm until the following morning, 6am.There will be local artists and an international DJ performing on the day,” said Cue, keeping both his age and the DJ’s identity a secret for now.
Tickets are going for P50.
GOSHWE SOUND BLASTERS TURN IT UP
Childhood friends with a shared love for Zimbabwean Rhumba, Tebatso Mahwa and Bulayani Motsaa, who together form the Goshwe Sound Blasters, are poised to release their 2nd album.
The duo, who joined forces in 2021, are putting the finishing touches on ‘Ngilozi’, a multi-linguistic LP that contains seven songs and should hit the airwaves by the end of July if all goes to plan.
“Our songs are all in Kalanga, Ndebele and Setswana. We started recording at Jay Black Productions in Monarch last month and are nearly done,” revealed Mahwa, adding the new music is a big step-up in quality from the debut album, ‘Kanyi’.
“It shows our growth from when we first started. The message carried by our songs is that people must trust in God, despite the difficult situations they may find themselves, they have to put everything on him,” ended the Goshwe Sound Blasters star, a group equally famous for its explosive dance moves.