It has been a year since Lesotho declared COVID-19 as a national crisis - a situation that led to the government imposing a number of lockdowns that entailed closing of businesses and various money generating activities like gigs.
But the good news was announced by Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro on Sunday night, as he moved the country to the blue colour stage of regulations set to fight the pandemic.
This gesture came through at the time the entertainment fraternity was at the brink of collapsing, amid a series of industrial actions against the complete closure of the sector.
“Indeed, it is really a happy moment for us. All we have been asking for was for the government to consider our struggles and meet us halfway. Our children are going back to school and have serious needs that should be taken care of.
“We wanted to be allowed to make money through public events since the infection of the virus has declined," says famo musician Mothae.
Last week, members of the Lesotho Music Rights Association (LMRA) and DJ's Association had attempted yet another protest march demanding that the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) should allow for them to operate in the mist of the orange colour stage.
This was despite the fact that social events including live entertainment were not permitted in that colour stage.
The mass action resulted in a serious confrontation with the police who deemed the procession unlawful.
The same week, the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture made a relief donation of maize and beans to the DJs - a move that most local entertainers scoffed.