Two of South Africa’s prominent disc jockeys (DJs), Glen Lewis of Touch HD online radio and Douglas Mosadi of North West FM are expected to headline the annual Grand Palm 70s 80s party. The jamboree will take place at the Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC) in Gaborone on Friday, 2 June.
The festivity is a one-night only lifestyle blast where music and fashion of yesteryears meets.Traditionally, the high-end party is expected to host a maximum of 1300 revellers. Last year, the colourful festivity was hosted in partnership with the adult contemporary radio station, Gabz FM, which has this year unfortunately shied away from playing a part.
However, as a contingency measure, the hotel has now engaged one of the country’s renowned promoters, Vince Swift Mosimanewakgang through his company Urban Motion Communication group to coordinate the event. Mosimanewakgang’s resume is lucratively plumb and based on his past excursions, the 70s 80s party is expected to be a success.
His portfolio include the successful hosting of major events such as the beMOBILE Ke Ya Rona Festival 2013 featuring Jonas Gwangwa, Ndingo Johwa, Shanti Lo as well as the NDB Women In Business & Leadership Conference in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013,2014,2015.
Mosimanewakgang has also been instrumental in the execution of the NDB Women’s Business Plan Competition 2014, the beMOBILE Ke Ya Rona Festival 2015 featuring Ringo Madlingozi, Selaelo Selota and Socca Moruakgomo among others.
Speaking to the media on Friday at The Grand Palm Hotel Casino Convention Resort’s Fig Tree, Mosimanewakgang said “it’s all systems go for Gaborone’s party of the year.”
“We have booked the best DJs for this gig. Glen (Lewis ) has been a rock at Metro FM over the years but has since joined the trendiest Touch HD of Tbo Touch fame while yet another veteran, Douglas (Mosadi) who has performed in Botswana numerously was with Motsweding FM but has since joined North West FM. This simply confirms the magnitude the DJs we have as well as what a big show we have for our fans,” said Mosimanewakgang.
Quizzed about the inclusion of one DJ Jazzy Dee who in essence does not play the type of music anticipated to be the basis of the anticipated event, Mosimanewakgang argued that her inclusion is by virtue of her residency as a karaoke crooner at the hotel’s Fig Tree and as such it’s befitting to have her share the stage with the renowned billed acts.
“She is always here and for us to grow we also have to empower our own. Fairly talented, she has managed to entertain the hotel’s clientele over time and we can only hope she transfers her quality to the 70s 80s party.”
For her part, the Grand Palm hotel Marketing Administrator Samantha Bogopa said all care was taken in selecting all entertainers.
“This is one particular event that brings back golden oldies’ memories into life and we carefully select DJs based on their popularity and their technical prowess when it comes to mixing and blending songs. We are confident that the audience will be wowed and be given a run for their money just like with all our past events.”
Other acts include SKI, Choto, Bax, Dolphus and Jazzy Dee. Tickets sell for P250 at Computickets.