By Patricia Maselesele: Monday 06 June 2016

Diepsloot Artists forum was officially launched on Saturday 04 June 2016 at Sarafina Park in Diepsloot ext. no 8. The Forum consists of 7 board members, who saw the need to uplift local artists in Diepsloot. According to one of the board members Godfrey Sinthumule, “the forum will help the local artists to get recognition and also create opportunities and platform for members to showcase their talent”.He also added that the forum will raise funds that will surprise elders and kids with birth day parties in the community of Diepsloot.

On Saturday the forum had maximum membership of approximately 50 artists. The organisers have been at the launch venue since 4 am in the morning till late in the evening.

One of Diepsloot artist who was at the launch DJ Focus said; “I believe the forum will boost my career and also give me a learning opportunity and exposure, this will take my career to another level.

Another group of Hip Hop Team SK Reloaded Performing at the launch and also members of Diepsloot Artists forum Team said; ” We are very exited about the launch, this will give us opportunities, exposure, recognition including gigs and money. We have been in existance since 2009 and we also performed in Randburg, Diepsloot First Chicken, Diepsloot Dennis and many more.

Local artists who are interested in joining the forum can contact the forum secretary on 081 060 3277 or 074 442 1414.