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Benson In Concert: Phuthego makes it a night to remember

A pre-independence Day show hosted at Maitisong, Benson In Concert did in fact live up and even surpass revellers' expectations.
By Staff Writer Tue 31 Mar 2015, 20:03 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Benson In Concert: Phuthego makes it a night to remember








Although the event started with only a handful of people but as the evening went by and the show intensified, the Maitsiong auditorium was almost packed to the rafters.The man in charge of coordinating the show, Comfort Ramatebele, popularly known by his stage name Big Fish, kept everyone in stitches as master of ceremonies (MC).

The opening act was done by a choir of young energetic singers - Gaborone Philharmonic Voices. Clad in black and white outfits, the choir warmed up the stage and sang a variety of choral songs.Shortly after the Philharmonic Voices, followed a performance by Makau, who elevated the mood and stole the show with their witty performances of theatre and music. The trio also performed their song Mokotedi that has lately been making waves.

The last act was Punah Gabasiane, who welcomed Benson on stage. Gabasiane welcomed Phuthego onto the stage in style and did her songs, O rile O a Nyala and Senonnori, which, despite being a few years old, have not lost their touch.

On finally taking the stage, the ever-energetic Phuthego came on board with a determination to make it a night to remember for the audience that had eagerly been waiting for his performance. Performing alongside Phuthego were his back-up dancers Diamond Dancers who changed their outfits with every new song done.

A former news anchor, Phuthego demonstrated that his talent is not only limited to being behind the TV camera.The singer/poet performed all the songs such as Palama Botswana and Shine with gusto much to the delight of revellers. It was only when he sang Go Lokile that he got emotional.

Before performing the song, he highlighted the challenges he faced in life and how he was rising above all those challenges. He stated that life is full of struggles and once in a while people are bound to fall off the wagon but it does not mean that they cannot get up again.

Phuthego talked a bit about his life journey and how he found God amidst his tribulations. When he finally performed the emotional song, Phuthego shed a tear or two during his performance.As the show was nearing the end, Phuthego introduced his son, Lorako Benson Phuthego, to the audience as well as the rest of his family members who had come to support him during his night in concert. He also gave a thumbs-up to his sponsors as well as the rest of the audience.

The band in action got the last ovation for the role they played during the rest of the show.A concluding piece was a freestyle collaboration between Phuthego and the Philharmonic Voices of the song, Shine.



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