Tshepiso ‘Kast’ Molapisi – the brains behind the Tlatsa Lebala campaign – is happy that the inaugural show has been done and now eagerly looks forward to next year’s event. In a press conference, he acknowledged the challenges he faced to launch the event, with many people doubting his quest. Some exaggerated the problems but he found solace in the many that pushed him forward. “People even made it seem like many artists pulled out of the show, while it was only one artist in Ditiro Leero while ATI’s reason was that of health. I have a good relationship with most artists because I have mentored and supported most of them and still do even now,” he said. He revealed that about 600 artists wanted to take part in the Tlatsa Lebala campaign that is why Vib Mobile had to help him select some of the artists because there was no how he could have everyone to perform. Kast wanted to have all different genres, legends, and upcoming artists perform. “This is a movement and a foundation that will go on and next year it will be bigger and better. We will have appreciation parties this year in Francistown and Maun as we gear up towards the next one,” he said. Kast said that there are many projects that he and his team are working on including that of taking care of the young boy who donated P1 to him in Moreomabele. Massie Hule, who facilitated communications during the campaign, said that he was happy to have pledged to assist Kast. “Kast tried to pay me and I said no because I was doing this for our industry as well. I will rather thank him because through the meetings that I have attended with him during the Tlatsa Lebala campaign I managed to secure business for my projects from the corporates that we met,” he said. He applauded the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development for listening to them and understanding Kast’s vision. Gaborone mayor Kagiso Thutlwe applauded the campaign and pledged his continued support because he knows Kast and has seen how genuine he is.