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Girly makes her mark

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The ‘bootylicious’ and pretty stunner made heads turn when the dropped the single ‘Girly o di body’ together with an equally sizzling music video. The 27-year-old Girly, who describes herself as a humble loving person who loves music and acting, was born Botshelo Mosweu in Gaborone where she was also raised.

She recalls that she used to dance at family gatherings. “Elders would throw money at me while I was dancing,” she says. At age 14 she appeared in music videos for artists such as Vee, Mingo, Wizards, Starlu and Lizibo among others. In 2008 she entered My African Dream and made it to the finals. She then formed a dance group called Bonandosita. “I shared the stage with the likes of Eve and Shaggy, and also danced for Nigerian artist Flava when he was in Botswana.” Vee then took her under his wing although the relationship was short-lived. “I became his dancer and he later signed me as the first lady of Black money makers.

Things however didn’t work out as Vee got busy after he was signed to Universal records.” She says that she had worked with Amanandos and knew that she could sing. She later hooked up with Chef gustos and Bangi, who helped her drop, Di-body. The song has an upbeat trap sound with simple yet catchy lyrics. She is popular culture epitome and doesn’t try to be anything else.
She points out that she sings about the things she sees that are happening around her. She adds that she has always admired the late Lebo Mathosa and Mshoza.

Girly will soon drop an album produced by legendary Skizo. “Daddy Ski knows his stuff; he pushed me and I am grateful to him. I also got help from other artists such as T.H.A.B.O, Mapetla and Towdemac among others. The album is going to be hot,” she says. Girly says that there will be a listening session before she drops the album. Her time in the music industry has not been without controversies but she insists that she is only focused on her craft. “There is a lot of competition in the music industry. Some people say things that are not true about you while others want you to do shows but pay peanuts or don’t even pay at all.”

On the upside, she says that she has made good friends in the music industry who support her. Girly’s style is bold, fun and sexy. She is not afraid to flaunt her assets and confidently states that “if you have it flaunt it.” She says that she wears what she wants and likes being different “I love fashion and rock anything that looks good on me. I am my own stylist.”

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Motlha to finally release debut album

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Trendsetting songbird Motlha is pencilled to release his solo album in February next year. Motlha is signed under Rok Lefatshe Records. The album will be produced by Suffocate. The vibrant singer currentlyhas three singles out and they include Hisa Hisa (featuring ATI), Mmamotse (which catapulted him to the top of the charts) as well as Nnenekwane.

Speaking in an interview with this publication last week ahead of his debut at the Mascom Live Sessions event featuring Bongo Maffin, he revealed that he started work on music for his debut album right after the release of Mmamotse.

He also says that the album is still a work in progress, and that he is yet to finalise the final list of songs that will make it into the album, as well as the name of the album. Ï am still eliminating and adding songs,” he explains.

He further says that his fans should look forward to collaborations with artists such as Zanda Zakusa (South Africa) and Soul Culture (also from South Africa). He reveals that he wants to work with a lot of artists who are in line with his vision.

He also notes that it is difficult for him to identify his genre. Some he says, classify his music as Afro Jazz, other Jazz with a fusion of RnB. Ï am still trying to classify my genre, and I might have to come up with a name for my sound,” he notes.His goal, he says, is to make music that touches and changes lives in a postive way. “I want to empower people through music.”

Meanwhile, Motlha proved his mettle as a stage performer of note when he put on an impressive performance at the Mascom Live sessions this past Friday.He gave revellers their money’s worth and many cheered and sang along throughout his energetic performance.

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Kokoamokoko entrances poetry lovers at his wedding

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TALENTED: The recently married poet is working on a new album.

Former President’s Day competitions poetry award winner Okabo Gaopelo, also known as Kokoamokoko, tied the knot in style this past weekend in Mankgodi. The energetic performer could not help but serenade guests with his rich Setswana poetic rhythm. The superb poet better known as ‘Kokoamokoko’ planned on enjoying his day while listening to other poets doing what he loves best.

A variety of poets made his day as they added the cherry to the blissful wedding by presenting poems to him. While he had sworn that he would not recite any poem, his talent itched to be shared and he asked for the mic and gladly presented poetic verses, singing praises to his gorgeous wife.

The guests cheered him in amusement, imitating his usual line “Ke kokoamokoko weeee.”Gaopelo glamorously rocked his traditional attire that he normally use for his poetic sessions, saying that it is his signature for the love of arts. The bridesmaids and groomsmen also looked the part in the African attire, and they danced magnificently, showing off their well-choreographed moves.

They danced to the poet’ traditional song Ao ntate, from his album Tswhwarelo. Gaopelo told Vibe that he performed his work on his wedding day in order to motivate upcoming artistes who enjoy poetry and traditional music. He pointed out that many people think that many people seem to think that musicians and other arts practitioners do it to earn a living, but that is not the case.

“I wanted to show that we also do this out of passion and to showcase our talent. It really felt wonderful to perform for my wife and guests, and to also dance to my own song on my wedding day.” Gaopelo added that he plans to release another album next year.

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