Botswana Dancehall Nights | Diva Entertainment
On June, 01 2018 Diva Entertainment hosted a massive Dancehall Night at Chez Nicolas Lounge in Gaborone, Botswana. The night was dubbed Island Carnival Heat with the Mighty Judgement Yard from Zim setting the Dancehall scene alongside the region’s finest: Selectah Don Royal | Irie Tafadzwa DjIrie Dread | Thulaganyo ThuliThulz Moeng/ Mc Larry T | DJ Sanchez Africa/MC G Luv |King David | DJ Nashy | DJ Que | DJ Dimo | MC King black | Cherry Blue and more.
Diva Entertainment has come a long way in promoting Reggae Dancehall in the region, starting out small without equipment even. DJ Sanchez recalls in an interview:
We are a reggae loving family and we did not have anywhere in Botswana to listen to reggae, we wold only play it at home and nowhere else. One day I visited one uptown Hotel and we saw an underutilized bar and it happen that they were looking for someone to utilise it, we took the space and looked for DJ’s to play our preferred genre but everyone told us they can only play house and were very expensive. I then decided to play Reggae Dancehall even though I had no equipment, which was later acquired. The first three weeks we played to an empty venue, but we never lost hope, we kept on advertising, on the fourth week, suddenly people came in numbers and that was a turning point for me, as I never looked back since. – DJ Sancez
These days, they host the biggest Reggae Dancehall Nights in Gaborone alongside the biggest champion sound in the south of the equator, Judgement Yard. Gaborone will never be the same again.
Watch the nicely edited video and catch a glimpse of how it all went down.
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