Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Waar Was Jy returns with ‘Princes of Africa’

A couple of months after hosting a Trompies resurrection Waar Was Jy is bringing back the legendary Afro Pop singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

This time around the organizers are looking to also raise money for charity. “We are selling 100 tickets at P1, 000. These will not be VIP tickets. They will be a donation to the charity and all proceeds will go to the organization and their wonderful work,” the organizers say. “We will be organizing a photo opportunity with Yvonne for all these donors,” says promoter, Lecco Kenosi. The proceeds from the fundraising will be donated to Botswana Society for the Deaf (BSD), a nonprofit charitable organization that aims fulfil the needs of the Deaf community in Botswana through advocacy and empowerment.

BSD currently runs two centers in Botswana, Ramotswa Centre for Deaf Education (RCDE), and Francistown Centre for Deaf Education (FCDE) with assistance from Botswana Government through Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD). The two centers provide nursery and primary education to Deaf pupils through boarding facility.

“Waar Was Jy decided to make a benefit concert for BSD because of the great work they do around the country, providing learning and opportunities for deaf people,” Kenosi says.

“Most of us take for granted the gift of hearing we have been given. What better way to support those without that gift than through music? We therefore call on corporates and individuals, to assist us in raising P100, 000 in an effort to empower the hearing impaired community in Botswana.”

South African artiste, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, will be a headliner at the Waar Was Jy Oldies series that is set to take place at Botswana Craft on Friday, August 3. It was house hold songs like ‘I’m Burning Up’, ‘Thank You Mr Dj’, ‘I Cry For Freedom’, ‘Motherland’, and ‘Umqombothi’ (African Beer) that made Chaka Chaka one of the biggest stars of the 21st century.

The ‘Princess of Africa’ (as Chaka Chaka is affectionately known in the music fraternity), will share the stage with a local group, the legendary Brown Sugar, and DJ Boogie Sid. Normal Tickets are available at Botswana Craft for P300 each. The show starts at 7pm till midnight.


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