Organizers of Toropo Ya Muka 4.0 music festival say this year they expect 10 000 attendants at the annual music festival which will be held on May 26 at Botho University campus in Francistown.
Briefing the media last week, the organizer of the music festival Bonno Ngaka popularly known as DJ Colastro in music circles said last year the festival was attended by over 4 000 people. “This year the festival will be bigger and better as we have introduced a marathon. The winner of the marathon in both males and females categories will go home P10 000 richer,” Ngaka said. He noted that they have also introduced five aside football tournaments as part of the festivities on the day.
Ngaka noted that security will be tight at the music festival adding that the reason why they moved the venue from the old stadium to Botho University was to tighten security to ensure that attendants and their valuables are safe. “We have also engaged 20 security guards to ensure that peace and tranquillity prevails at the music spectacular.
He lamented that all artists and DJs scheduled to perform at the festival will be locals. “Toropo Ya Muka is an event that promotes and empowers local artists. The organizers have taken a deliberate decision not to feature foreign musicians to give local artists an opportunity to shine,” Ngaka averred. This year the show will be headlined by popularly local artists such as Amantle Brown, La Timmy and Drama Boi among others. The show will also feature about 20 young and upcoming artists.
Ngaka explained that each and every year Toropo Ya Muka organizes a social corporate responsibility event to give back to the community. He highlighted that this year they partnered with Ministry of Health and Wellness in a blood donation campaign. “I am happy to announce that our campaign was successful as 100 people donated blood in one day during our campaign,” Ngaka said.
Francistown Deputy Mayor, Godisang Radisigo who is also patron of the show said the music festival has grown in leaps and bounds since its establishment four years ago. Radisigo appealed to Francistown residents to support the music show which is purely a brain child of a resident of the city. “The music festival will boost the economy of the city as industries such hotel and catering, security and cleaning companies are going to benefit from the music extravaganza.