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Ardent DJ makes it against all odds

MAPUTSOE – From growing up in the dusty streets of Maputsoe to becoming a top local disk jockey has not been a ride in the park for DJ Scandal.

Sadc prepares for World Radio conference

The ministry of communication, together with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held the 6th SADC preparatory meeting for the World Radio Communication conference 2019 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.  Principal Secretary in the ministry of communication, science and technology, Mabotle Damane, said SADC seeks to achieve economic development, regional integration as well as improvement of the quality of life of the people of Southern Africa, among other things.

Pageant to celebrate Queen’s birthday

Avani Hotels in Lesotho will this year mark Her Majesty ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso’s birthday in style through a beauty pageant entitled 'Khaba joaloka 'Mabasotho' in which Basotho women are expected to showcase their best Seshoeshoe designs in the race for a M10,000 prize money which will be awarded on June 7, 2019.

Media warned against fake news

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology ‘Mabotle Damane has urged the media to practice responsible journalism to mitigate fake news.

Step Up reality show to be launched

Khaya Holdings in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology as well as Vodacom Lesotho have unveiled a television musical reality search show, Step-Up Lesotho Season 1.

LUCT to hold beauty pageant

As part of efforts to celebrate talent and intellectual abilities of students, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) will on May 16 stage a beauty pageant at Lehakoe Recreational Club. The Student Representative Committee (SRC) President, Thabo Lebusetsa said the event aims to bring out the best in the young pageant such as their goals, self-confidence, talents commitment to public service as well as their drive to succeed.

Mpilo Boutique hotel to host Lesotho Fashion Week

This year’s Lesotho Fashion Week (LSFW) is set to take place between May 3 and 5, 2019 at Mpilo Boutique Hotel. The show will showcase the Spring Summer 19 women and men’s wear collections by designers from all over the world. Ts’episo Isabella Mokobori, a media production assistant with LSFW, said the event is meant to bring together designers and all other stakeholders in the fashion industry to map ways forward, and present a platform for them to share their interests in fashion. They would also have an opportunity to market their brands and meet other people who they might be able to work with within the industry while affording designers the chance to find retail buyers.

Expensive life, empty wallet

I know how it feels to be overshadowed by magazine cover girls. Feeling that even saying your name in an uncool tone won’t get you into hip events. Having nothing to offer but brains isn’t cool anymore. No matter how many times J Cole and Kendrick sing about it, our men are still impressed by the size of bra you wear and how high your miniskirt length can go. I don’t know if it’s what’s happening of late or if this has been an issue even with our parents. Not being able to afford up to date attire hurts, especially if you’re the kind of person who finds it hard to be content with what you have. The foundation of the blesser-blessee business isn’t only the love of money.

Bible Verse speaks music, authenticity and culture

Music is the greatest reverberator of peoples’ culture, history, traditions and value systems. It is an authentic signature that makes a society stand out from the rest, therefore making it one of the most powerful art forms we have. Born Litsebe Monoko, ‘Bible Verse’ is an artiste on a mission to use his music to remind people of who they are by highlighting traditional expressions and teachings that resonate with his audience. In a conversation with Metro, Monoko shares his life story and speaks at length about his long standing relationship with music. According to him, music conveys across messages that educate, build understanding and heal the people that listen to it, which is what he aims to do with his music.

Another Famo artiste gunned down

A 36-year-old Mosotho man of Thabana Morena in Mafeteng, who is a Famo musician, was shot dead during an incident that occurred at his home on a Friday two weeks ago. The police spokesperson Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli said that four men broke into the house of the victim through the window, allegedly shot the man to death while his 31-year-old wife sustained injuries and was later taken to the hospital where she was admitted.

Priest barred from church

MASERU - The Magistrate Court last Thursday granted Bishop Mallane Adam Taaso of the Anglican Church a temporary interdiction to have Father (Fr.) Maieane Khaketla restrained from accessing the St Martins Church. Bishop Taaso, in April this year, approached the Magistrate’s Court asking for an urgent court order barring Fr. Khaketla from entering the church premises in Lesotho and performing his cleric duties.

From head to bums . . . when a hat goes diverse through indigenous innovation

One day while sitting and watching a national celebration of the King’s Birthday in July 2017, the young Khabele Selibo thought about what could be unique and suitable for the King apart from the usual special attire. Not far from him was a Mokorotlo (Basotho traditional hat) which ignited the idea to design a chair that would be fit for a King to sit on during official ceremonies, with aspects of Basotho culture. He started drawing different designs that included the Mokorotlo chair amongst others.