NDANGWA MWITTAH, Livingstone
ZAMBIAN Breweries, the sponsors of the Mosi Day of Thunder have confirmed May 25 as the date for this year’s music festival, but intrigue and suspense remains on who will be the headlining act.
The moment the date was confirmed online, music fans started asking who the international act is going to be full.
The statement by Zambian Breweries was somewhat cryptic and did not give out much.
“Now is the perfect time to lock out May 25, 2018 African Freedom Day on your calendars and remind your crew to get ready for some unforgettable thunder. See you there. #MOSIDOT,” reads the Facebook posting.
Sai Mphande proposed that they should bring an international act that is well-known.
“Who is coming this time? Can you get someone who is known by everyone, not that guy from Tanzania,” Sai commented.
Iluki Sia Sililo said there should not be any last minute changes to the line-up.
Last year, it was widely reported that Nigeria’s Techno will headline the festival only for Tanzania’s Bongo flavour artiste Diamond Platnumz to take his place.
That is perhaps where Sililo is basing his comment.
“No last minutes change to the artistes coming once you announce. It’s bad business ba Mosi Lager,” Sililo said.
It seems the choice of Diamond Platnumz was not popular with most music fans who attended the festival.
“100 percent support, we will surely be there yet again, just don’t disappoint us. That Tanzanian guy made me doze; our own Zambian artistes did an excellent job, especially Chef 187,” Njaame Chilangisha said.
This first Mosi Day of Thunder music festival was headlined by South Africa’s award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest who proved a real class act when he performed at the Livingstone Golf Club in 2016.
The festival was introduced as the aftermath to the Zambia Music Awards (ZMA’s) which were also sponsored by Zambian Breweries.