Category Archives: Entertainment

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” died on Thursday at the age of 76, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home in Detroit, the AP said, citing a ...

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From war songs to songs of peace

From war songs to songs of peace

MASERU – A famo musician based in South Africa says he has come up with a new approach to change the Basotho traditional music from war songs to songs of peace. Mr Lejone Motloung, the leader of a ‘famo’ group based at Bohlokong in Bethlehem, South Africa, said the group has 32 members who are Basotho living in South Africa. ...

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Companies prepare for corporate challenge

Companies prepare for corporate challenge

MASERU (TMGLIVE) – The annual team building event of 2018 organized for companies – Corporate Challenge – is this year set to take place at Maseru Mall on August 17. “The state is set for Corporate Challenge 2018… and it’s taking Lesotho ka (by) storm! We strictly limit entries to a maximum of 500 participants. The rationale behind this decision ...

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Black Panther empowers African-Americans, women

Black Panther empowers African-Americans, women

Wearing a Zulu headband, a Xhosa necklace, and a Basotho blanket with a Ndebele pin, Veli Thipe walked into Forum 8 for a showing of Black Panther. Each accessory represented a tribe that was featured in the record-breaking Marvel movie that hit theaters earlier this month. Thipe is a Fulbright exchange student from South Africa who is getting his doctorate ...

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‘Pitiki’ launched as public service game

‘Pitiki’ launched as public service game

The Ministers of Public Service and Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation (MGYSR) on Friday launched Pitiki as a public service game. The event attended by women from various government Ministries including those occupying high positions became well received and drew the attendance of guest speakers from some of the local radio stations. The pioneer launch among others serves to ...

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Skolopad ‘moved’ from restaurant over leather shorts

Skolopad ‘moved’ from restaurant over leather shorts

South African entertainer Skolopad was left “disappointed” after she was asked to eat her breakfast outside due to her “inappropriate” outfit at Avani Hotel. The musician told TshisaLIVE that she was disappointed by the way she was treated at the hotel’s restaurant over the black leather shorts she was wearing. Skolopad checked into the hotel after a night out on ...

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Multitudes witness PM’s marriage

Multitudes witness PM’s marriage

The Prime Minister (PM) Thomas Thabane celebrated his marriage to Mrs. ‘Maesaih Thabane at the fully packed Setsoto Stadium on Sunday. The couple exchanged their wedding vows with the guidance of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) Cathedral Administrator, Reverend Father (Rev. Fr.) Molefi Ramosoeu. At the occasion, Reverend Father (Rev. Fr.) Gabriel Lehloka said love and respect should be the ...

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Collaboration without dancing: dare to listen

Collaboration without dancing: dare to listen

Lesotho-based electronic musician Morena Leraba just released a collaborative single with South Africa’s DJ Spoko and Andre Geldenhuy. Titled Shongo Foo, the single is carried by robust percussion, including bongo drums and a skittering rhythm, courtesy of DJ Spoko and Andre Geldenhuy. The song’s title came from DJ Spoko, and it means “to floss” in Spoko’s hometown Atteridgeville slang. Morena Leraba’s music is inspired by the traditional genre from ...

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SOS to celebrate African Child Day

SOS to celebrate African Child Day

The SOS Children’s Village in Moyeni has organised the African Child Day celebrations to be held at the Holy Trinity High School Hall next week Thursday. The African Child Day will be commemorated on the theme ”2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment, and Equal Opportunity”. African Child Day is celebrated annually on June 16th. ...

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Sbongile dreams big

Sbongile dreams big

Recognizing the local talent and supporting artists to pursue their talent is the right way to boost the music industry. This was said one the Mokhotlong rising stars of Sesotho Hip-hop music singer Sbongile Motleleng during an interview with LENA. Motleleng who is aged 22 started music career way back in 2008 while in primary school said talent is found ...

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