Maun goes gospel

Cathrine Moemedi
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Hot on the heels of the Easter Holidays, a Maun pastor is once again hoping to re-ignite a passion for Christ in the tourist town, while making a little money for charity, through song.

For the second year running, Lebaone Monnatlhaga, or LB Tlhagas as he is known in showbiz, will host the ‘We Praise Music Show’, with this year’s edition scheduled for the Life Centre on Saturday 29 April.

The event has attracted international attention, with South African Gospel stars, Tshepiso Mpotle of Spirit of Praise and Godfrey Mahlangu of Tshwane Gospel Choir poised to perform.

The audience can also look forward to the smooth tunes of Eswatini’s Gugulethu Mabundza, while locally: Leungo Petros, Joseph Motswarakgole and Ricado Baori have all been named in the line-up.

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In a brief interview with Voice Entertainment, Monnatlhaga explained he came up with the concept after spotting a gaping hole in Maun’s entertainment calendar.

“There are many shows and festivals in Maun but not a single one is dedicated to the Gospel. I realised that when other people are going out to these shows to entertain themselves, the Christian community has nothing that brings them together in one place to worship and praise the Lord,” he said.

The Man of God, who will also be taking to the stage on the night, added he established the ‘We Praise Music Show’ with the dual purpose of reviving the Gospel through song and donating the proceeds to the community.

“I recently came from Lerato House which houses disadvantaged children. They need a lot of assistance in terms of toiletries and other basic necessities; we have pledged to give back to them,” he revealed, calling on any companies and individuals interested in helping to get in touch.

“The only challenge I have is that I am running the whole event from my pockets, I do not have any sponsors,” Monnatlhaga mentioned.

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Tickets range between P150 and P250 and can be purchased at Laha House in Maun.

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