This year, the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with an unbelievable line-up of international stars. This year is an even more special commemoration of what is undoubtedly Africa’s biggest food and music festival, as two talented Batswana musicians have been booked to perform on stage alongside some of the world’s most acclaimed musical artists. For the first time ever at the festival DJ Mduduzi ‘Mdu Tha Party’ Madzwamuse and R&B crooner, Dato Seiko, will be the first-ever Batswana to perform on stage at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival.
Fresh off the launch of her new hit song, ‘The Vow’, Dato Seiko will join the likes of American R&B great, Maxwell, South Africa’s Joyous Celebration, Incognito and more on Day 2 of the festival, when she hits the main stage at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. “The first song I ever learnt to sing was Maxwell’s ‘This Woman’s Work’ when I was in Standard 1. He’s one of the artists who’ve taught me how to always put all my emotion into my performances,” says Dato Seiko, real name Katlego Ntirang. “I couldn’t be happier to be the first live performing artist from Botswana to grace their main stage. Thank you to MultiChoice Botswana for always making way for creatives in Botswana outside of the country,” adds Dato Seiko.
Having just finished hosting Bots Top 5, a music video countdown show dedicated to Botswana music on Channel O, Mdu Tha Party’s 2023 has been one filled with recognition and achievement for his amazing talent. “To be invited to be on one of Africa’s biggest stages is a testament to not just my talent, but to how big our dreams are as young African Creatives,” said Madzwamuse on the announcement of his name being added to the highly desired line-up. “I believe I am worthy of a spot on the line-up and I’m ecstatic to be at par with the best DJs and Musicians from all over the world. I am determined to make my supporters and my country proud and cannot wait to steal the show with the Blue, Black and White on my shoulders.”
MultiChoice Botswana, who played a pivotal role in ensuring that both Dato Seiko and Mdu Tha Party would have access to the opportunity, also shares in the young artists’ sheer excitement. “At MultiChoice Botswana we play a significant role in connecting our local talent to the stages and experiences that we know will have a significant impact on their careers,” says Thembile Legwaila, MultiChoice Botswana Head of Marketing. “As a business committed to playing a role in growing the local creative industry, it is essential to us that we do all we can to see our stars rise on such platforms. It is an absolute pleasure for us to be a part of these two individuals’ ever-rising journey to stardom and we look forward to being able to make even more of a contribution to more artists over time.”
The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is a two-day culinary and musical experience that sees fans enjoying an immaculate blend of unforgettable musical performances and food offerings from all over the world. On the 23rd of September, fans will be entertained by headline artist Zakes Bantwini, alongside Nigeria’s Tems, the classic social-conscious Hip-Hop Soul group Arrested Development and more on the main stage. The following day, the likes of R&B Soul crooner, Maxwell, gospel icons, Joyous Celebration, and the classic Incognito will take over making it an action-packed weekend for any food and music lover.
Powered by LottoStar, tickets to the festival can be accessed through an online ticketing platform, Ticketmaster. Batswana are urged to visit the ticketing website before tickets sell out so that they can witness history being made when Dato Seiko and Mdu Tha Party takes the stage on the 23rd and 24th of September, respectively.
For more information on the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival please visit their website.