GIMC's Music Festival attendance doubles
Gaborone International Music and Culture Week has become one of Botswana's fastest growing, music industry development heartheat with their week long programme that ecapsulates various audiences in an effort to create and make all generes and aspects of music accessible to all across the country. And their Music Festival programme this year has doubled th numbers of revealers with a long list of artists from across the globe that was aimed at designing and fostering cultural exchange and collaboration where the emphasis is said to be creating relationships and cultural bonds using music as a handshake. The festival's stage set at the Botswana National National stadium where over 10 000 people attended saw local and international artists lighting the stage and leaving thousands mesmerised with their lactic and innovative sounds.
Botswana's Vee Mampeezy was on the night's favorite perfomances with his hit song "I do" that fired up the entire stadium and had the crowd dancing get downs and ups and throwing kicks in the air as a sign of excitement and enjoyment. Mampeezy also had the crowd praising and worship God with his famous "A o laola Jeso," (God Rules) inspirations that always leaves the revealers wanting more of his performance. The festival was also graced by the Nigerian famous John Okafor "Mr Ibu" who is known for his comedic talent that is characterised by his way of showing life isnt always what people deem it to be. We also experienced South African multi awarding winning group Mafikizolo blazing the stage with their hit, "Love Portion" that received some clapping and snaps all through the performance that all seemed magical and inspirational especially with their cutting edge fashion sense.