Rapper Fredokiss is famed for his mega free of charge live concerts which provide a huge attraction to the youth.
His artistic connection with the ghetto masses cannot be understated either. The artist has seen his brand thrive by advancing a youthful agenda with huge leanings to challenges that the youth in the country’s ghettos face.
Perhaps realising the support he continues to receive from the youth in the ghetto, the artist will host what he has dubbed a Ghetto Christmas Bash at Zingwangwa Youth Centre in Blantyre on Christmas Day.
The event, which is free of charge, will take place under the banner of his music label Ghetto Gutter Entertainment and his youth empowerment initiative League For Change. The event is expected to start at 10am till late.
The artist said the objective of the event is to create a free space where emerging talents can try their art on a bigger platform while at the same time keeping up with the spirit of the festive season.
He said: “The event is for them. Though we will have the presence of a few known acts, but the priority will be the up-and-coming artists. We have a long list already and we expect some to register on the actual day.
“We will have people from all over enjoying the fun. Artists taking turns on stage. We will use a fun track for convenience considering the weather.”
Fredokiss also said the platform will be used to engage the youth as part of his League For Change Initiative as they seek to maximise on the opportunities that they can harness.
“We will have a setup that gives a chance to anyone with something to offer and utilise the space and platform, be it business or talent. Above all, it is Christmas season and we ought to relax a bit and have fun,” said the Ndikatseka Maso creator.
The event will be graced by names such as Born Chris, Bucci, popular club entertainer DJ Wayne, Spyral, Leslie, Leumas, Simba Nashville_Fam, Maskito, Gusto, Baba Surgent and Pong G, among others.
The rapper said they have paid special attention to security considering the mood associated with the day by assigning 50 security personnel including a police presence on the day.
DJ Wayne said of the annual event: “It is about giving back to the community who are mainly the youth in this case. It is our time to say thank you to them and also have a good time with them in line with the mood of the season.”