Elderly Batswana residents are bracing themselves for the arrival of Sotho-South-African singer and songwriter, Vusi Mahlasela, next Saturday.
Mahlasela, whose most recent album, Naledi ya tsela, earned him a Best Male Artist 2007 SAFA award, will be a guest performer at what is termed the most anticipated show of the year, Knight of Men.
The event is to be held at Botswana Craft on the 28th of this month.
The music veteran revealed that his entire performance will be a tribute to the late Duncan Senyatso.
His music is generally termed African folk.
Mahlasela will be performing alongside Allou April and the Sedibeng Choral Society.
Gabz FM is one of the sponsors of the event, together with Sunday Standard and Phoetri Khona, which will be dressing the three performers.
Allou April is said to be bringing music from his latest offering and some never-before-heard tracks that he will play for the first time at the event.
Before the event in the evening, the three are expected to meet and interact with locals in the afternoon at one of the yet-to-be-named malls in Gaborone. They will also be treated to around the city drives with the new Pajero Sport that is yet to be launched in the country.
Daisy R, the mastermind behind the event, is a local BOTA accredited company that deals mainly with issues of health care.
They cover event management, recruitment and placement, corporate health, training, and hygienic products.
Lucia Molebatsi, health events coordinator of Daisy R, revealed that Knight of Men comes about as a joint effort by the company to fuse entertainment and wellness together.
“The purpose of this event was to draw attention to the topic of men’s health, on that day, between 5-7 we expect to have 5 wellness experts who are to address issues of concern relating to men’s health from different perspectives,” said Molebatsi.
According to Molebatsi, they are to have presentations from the Diabetes Association of Botswana, Pathfinders International (a company that deals with issues of reproductive systems), Tebelopele, Cancer Association of Botswana and their own company, Daisy R.
Daisy R only deals with people on a company basis and not on an individual level.
“We also plan to have an interactive competition where there will be vouchers from G-west fitness centre, first aid kits from med-rescue, beauty products from Ultimate beauty products, CDs from performing artists, clothing from phoetri Khona and an outing from Baratani Lodge,” said Molebatsi.
The company claims to preach preventative measures rather than curative measures.
“Men in our country are dying because they stick to the traditional belief that men are strong and don’t fall sick easily and thus avoid going for health check-ups. What Daisy R is doing is trying to change that perception,” said Molebatsi.
Molebatsi said that women are most welcome to attend both the wellness activities and the concert because they too are central to men’s health.
“As women, we have brothers, husbands, fathers and sons, so we need to be aware of the dangers that they face health wise and we can therefore help prevent them from attracting such diseases while we still can,” said Molebatsi.
Tickets are priced at P300 and have been on sale from the 1st of October. For more information one can visit the Daisy R site,www.DaisyR.com.