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DJ Zoro lights Marobela festive season

KOKETSO KGOBOGE
Festive season will never be the same in the sleeping village of Marobela in Bokalaka. The pride of the small Bokalaka village, 800 metres runner Nigel ‘DJ Zoro’ Amos has lined up a massive musical festival billed for December 23.

The festival dubbed Nzipo ka Marobela Festive Festival is organised by the star runner’s company, Chase the Dream. The festival will be held at Lily’s Garden in Marobela.

Chase the Dream, the sole sponsor of the festival, aims to empower the youth in sports and arts across the country.

The primary focus of the festival is to empower and entertain the community of Marobela and the whole of Bukalanga region. Botswana Music Union (BOMU) award-winning promoter, Gilbert Seagile, also known as PP wa Pimp in the music circles, is the promotional manager of the festival.

Seagile said they figured that there was not a single event designed for the youth in the region. He said at these times, the youth seek top-notch entertainment and in Bukalanga the young people are forced to embark on long journeys to feed their desires.

“We are not taking chances with this event; it is a high tempo event for the youth in the Bukalanga region. We are bringing them something that we know they have been longing for,” he said.

Nzipo ka Marobela was piloted in 2015 but last year failed because the

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main man Amos was held up. The festival is inaugurating this year and is billed to be an annual event. “We did the piloting together and it was a success. Last year, we failed because it was a personal project. Now Amos came up with a company and he doesn’t need to be there for the event to go on, now he is just the ambassador. It is starting now and it will be an annual event,” Seagile said.

The festival is strictly local acts. The lineup boasts of the local current crème de la crème in ATI, Dramaboi, Dr Vom, JOJO and Charma Girl. It cannot be complete without the Kalanga top muso Ndingo Johwa. Others include Apollo Diablo, Bangu and several DJ’s. Seagile said they do not have partners for the inaugural event and Amos through his company, is fully funding the event.

He said they would engage some companies for possible partnerships for the second edition when they have tangible proof the idea is viable. Efforts to reach Amos, who is currently based in the United States of America, were futile.



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