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PMAE grooms future poets

By Mosa Maoeng


Today youth use talent to make a living, some through music, fashion design and sometimes poetry.

In a bid to unleash talent and motivate local artists, a poetry and music movement – Petsoa Majoeng Arts & Entertainment (PMAE) – has assumed the role of an advocate, offering a platform for poets and musicians to showcase their talents and pursue their dreams in the entertainment industry.

To improve their thoughtful mandate, PMAE will host its first ever poetry and hip hop event on Saturday June 4.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Arts&Lifestyle, PMAE Founder Nthare Makoae highlighted that the event is aimed at celebrating both their two artists Monono Makhoebe known as Queen Mo and Thabo Marebole also known as Mora Mobu. “We will be celebrating them and all that they have achieved in their career, also using them to promote music and poetry in Lesotho. This event will gather poets and rappers around to share their art and passion,” he said.

He indicated that PMAE has so far hosted over 20 shows through their event series called the Golden Mic Sessions. He said the event is also to groom future poets as well as create job opportunities for the youth. Makoae added that all their sessions are inspired by the will to create a platform for musicians and poets to share and collaborate. “We have poets that have begun their careers on our stage, artists that have collaborated through our platform and those that have improved their writing ability by learning from PMAE and other poets,” he reflected.

The event features Queen Mo and Mora Mobu as the headliners supported by Geerah, Seri.ay.long, Gifted, KTA Fatal, and Revelation, Homework, Muthi Mols and Blaze. All those are poets and musicians who have had the opportunity to grow into the music and poetry industry and have set up their careers through PMAE,” noted Makoae.

PMAE is an art and entertainment movement that was established in 2015, which focuses on poetry, music and events. They have hosted international actors such as Xitha Makgeta and Ntsiki Mazwai both from South Africa who collaborated locally with initiatives like Nala Market over the years.

Poetry is a literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound and rhythm.