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Pula Power Spring Fest

Publishing Date : 08 October, 2018


Organisers of the Pula Power Spring Festival have declared it a success following record crowds of over 10 000 that attended the event at the Majestic Five Hotel in Palapye. Despite competing for crowds with two other signature events, the Pula Power Spring Festival lived to its billing.

According to one of the organisers, Thabiso Maretlwaneng of Dee Zone Productions, they were focused on giving revelers value for their money. “Our mission is to make sure that Batswana who want to enjoy themselves have variety when it comes to entertainment.”

Maretlwaneng said their event started and concluded without incident and all the patrons are happy with the organisation of the festival. He said the Spring Festival will be an annual event and next year they intend to make it much bigger. While they struggled to attract sponsors because they were virgin event planners, Maretlwaneng said the success of the event has proved that coordination and planning are fundamental in organizing events of the Pula Power Spring Festival magnitude.

The event borrowed its name from the popular television entertainment programme, Pula Power which is produced by Deezone Productions. The programme itself has over the years proven to be one of the best entertainment shows that airs on Botswana Television (Btv). Most of the local acts who performed at the Festival have also appeared on Pula Power. Maretlwaneng thanks local and international performers for giving fun lovers quality entertainment on the 29th. He said next year they will push for local acts because Batswana love them.

Pula Power hosted the show dubbed 1st annual Pula Power Spring Festival in conjunction with Exzozo Entertainment. The event which took place on the 29th of September served as a massive pre-party towards the independence celebrations. Maretlwaneng who is the Chief Executive Officer of Deezone Productions said they are very proud to have produced a show that is highly popular on television showcasing entertainment events, local music videos and skills behind the productions.

He said local viewers always look up to the show since it started airing in 2014. "The TV show highlights and infuses a state of national pride for the celebrated people it covers, hence the name Pula Power," he said. Maretlwaneng said for the Spring Festival they had partnered with Exzozo Entertainment in order to celebrate the existence of Botswana’s biggest entertainment TV show on television and taking the brand to the people especially celebrating the youth talent. The lineup for the festival was made up of 17 local artists, 22 DJs  and one international act in KO. Babes Wodumo was expected to also headline failed to pitch but this did not distract the fun lovers.



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