Following the passing of renowned traditional folklore artist and former Dikakapa lead singer, Mponang Gong Master Ketshabile, the second edition of Franco’s Soul Fill Up will spare some moments to celebrate and honour the legacy of the fallen music giant.
“We had extended an invite for Gong Master to grace our event but were informed of his ill health at the time. The music industry has been hit hard by his passing, hence the need for the honorary moment” informed Soul Fill Up Project Manager Phempheretlhe Pheto.
After a venue change from the National Stadium to Royal Aria Stadium, followed by a postponement of the event from April 1st, Franco’s Soul Fill Up is finally set to kick off tomorrow at the Royal Aria Stadium in Tlokweng.
The vision behind the event which embraces an all local lineup, seeks to not only exalt Franco who is the main act, but to also showcase and celebrate local music talent.
Frank ‘Franco’ Lesokwane expressed regret for the event’s postponement but assured his followers of an unforgettable show. “The Afro Musica band is ready and I have been practicing tirelessly to ensure that I give you all the performance of my lifetime.”
Last year’s Soul Fill Up was groundbreaking, with hundreds of patrons having traveled from all corners of Botswana to experience Franco in action. The event’s organizers are anticipating an even larger crowd this year.