NDANGWA MWITTAH, Choma
THE lustre may have been removed from the Mosi Day of Thunder after the sponsors Zambian Breweries pulled out of the Zambian Music Awards (ZMA) but there should still be enough traffic tomorrow
heading to Livingstone Golf Course for the festival.
Leading local scheduled airline Proflight Zambia has already joined the fray with a 10 percent discount on air fares for revellers heading to the Mosi Day of Thunder as well as offering a free ticket to the musical extravaganza for every passenger travelling to Livingstone today and tomorrow.
“We’re drumming with the Mosi Day of Thunder to help make this year’s event even bigger than the spectacular festival held last year, which attracted 7,500 party-goers to the nation’s tourist capital,” says Proflight director of government and industry affairs Captain Philip Lemba.
Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artiste and dancer Naseeb Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, who is among the highest-earning musicians in the region, is the headlining act.
Known for his hit song Number One, which features Nigerian artiste Davido, Diamond has won numerous awards at Channel O and the HiPipo Music Awards. He performed at the Big Brother Africa eviction show in 2012.
At the Mosi Day of Thunder, he will be joined live on stage by local musicians who include Danny Kaya, Urban Hype, James Sakala, Jay Rox, Chef 187 and Slap D.
“All is set – it’s going to be thunderous. It is official: Diamond Platnumz is coming for this year’s Mosi Day of Thunder, joining with our very special local artistes,” Zambian Breweries marketing head Nomonde Donsa says.
In addition, the music, arts and culture extravaganza will see the unveiling of a new Mosi song, in a never-before-seen collaboration by local artistes from different genres. Zambian Breweries will also be unveiling news about the iconic Mosi lager brand as part of the festival, which will be a celebration of Zambia through all senses as party-goers will see, taste, hear and feel the Mighty Thunder, Donsa says.
Tickets are K50 and are available from Computicket in Shoprite stores nationwide. The event is not open to anyone below the age of 18.