Organisers appeal for sponsorship


Organisers of the my diamond music festival have appealed for sponsorship.

The event to be held on August 29 at a farm popularly known as Ronnie’s Farm in Letlhakane, along the Orapa-Letlhakane road will bring big names in the local entertainment circuit such as ATI, Noello, Amanandos, TKO, Afro Bangers and South African Dee Jays among others to celebrate music and the diamond success story in the region.

The event themed: ‘Diamonds for music, not blood diamonds’ will comprise of other activities such as a five-a-side football tournament, with winners scheduled to play against the artists in the finals, jumping castles, volleyball, egg race, face painting and other family centered activities.

The organisers said the events would be in line with the celebration of Boteti diamonds and music.

In an interview, the coordinator of the event, Tefo Dikobe said they came up with the idea of organising a music festival for the Boteti region after the realisation that there was a shortage of youth friendly events in the region.

“This event is being organised by a group of youth from the village of Letlhakane who love music and entertainment.

It is the brain child of Hip-Hop Artist, Noello who hails from Boteti,” he said.

He said the event is not just about entertainment, as they have engaged the Letlhakane Village Development Committee VDC to raise funds for the village’s development during the festival.

“We have given a stall for free to Letlhakane VDC to sell whatever wares or goods as a way of giving back to the village that has made us,” he said.

He said the event was being crippled by lack of sponsorship.

“We are appealing for assistance to make it a truly memorable event, fitting of a diamond event status.”

After the event, he said the artists’ along with Ms Universe Petite Botswana woud donate sheets to the local hospital as well as give motivational talks in schools around Letlhakane and Orapa before going back to their respective destinations.

He said they plan to make the festival an annual music event held in Letlhakane.

He said tickets for the festival for both children and adults will cost P20 and P40 respectively.