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Leveticus return with banging new sound

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Leveticus have released their latest banging single titled Follow. Heavyweight producers Prez Beats and BK Proctor produced the song. It was the first time that esteemed local music makers worked together on a single project. Leveticus, made of two gents, Cedric ‘Eazy’ Bojang and Potso ‘Boniface’ Tshipang, have come a long way since their days as back-up dancers for Wizards and Vee, respectively.

The two have since dropped three singles over the years, the last being ‘Baby I’m sorry’ in 2015, which received a lot of airplay. They describe their latest single as a party song with a strong message.

The song has the en-vogue Nigerian sound, with a catchy beat that one can gyrate to. The lyrics are however not as lighthearted as they talk about the challenges they have faced in the music industry so far and how they want others to follow their lead and make their own mark. The duo told Vibe that music is a full-time profession for them because not only do they love it, but it is also the only thing that they have experience in. “ They admit that music in Botswana is tough but they have weathered the storm.

“It is a small market and difficult to break into but our passion has kept us going on even when things were tough,” they noted. The two said that they pride themselves on having overcome the challenges that they faced. “This latest song talks about our hustle and how we want to be our own leaders.” Following the success of their past single, the two are confident that they can break into the South African and Namibian markets.

“We want to take our music out of Botswana and we are confident that we have a unique sound that will appeal to other Africans. We also want our music videos to play on South African channels, which are giving many artists airplay,” added Boniface. The two are already in studio and working on an album that they plan to release next year.

The two are also the brains behind the annual G-wawa Summer festival, which they aim to grow in stature as time goes by. *Follow them on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, Leveticus BW or download their songs on SoundCloud. You can also email them on gwawasummerfest@gmail.com.

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CHARMA GAL DROPS NEW ALBUM

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GOING PLACES:The singer has a new offering

CharmaGal is back with a bang. After a hiatus, following her hit Jabu last year, she has released an all Setswana thriller album just in time for festive.

The local music sensational is back into her stardom feat, the album brings yet another set of tracks in her 8-track album titled Lekgamu la bananyana. Touch Records in Gaborone officially released the album this past week.

During a media brief held at Botswana Craft in Gaborone this past week, CharmaGal revealed that she has been working hard on the album thus having high expectations on it. According to Charma, Lekgamu la bananyana is a notch high than her previous music deliverables.

Speaking to Vibe a day before boarding a plane to the United Kingdom where she was performing alongside South Africa’s BabesWodumo, she said that what makes her unique is staying to her craft. The Mmokolodi hit-maker said that it is giving what you are to the people that then opportunities arise for artists.

“People need to stay true to their uniqueness, this new album represent my style of delivering music, that represents my key and my melody that is why it is easy for people to react to it,” shared CharmaGal.

She also said that piracy is a concern in the music fraternity, adding that she has targets she has set for herself in regards to the number of copies she wants to sell on the album. “New technology remains a mystery for us artists, in a day after the release of the album, people will be she sharing out the music through Whatsapp and other social media networks and that is amazing.”

Meanwhile, a week after the release of the album, track 3, dubbed Banyana, is driving CharmaGal fans crazy. The song has already been played on various radio stations in the country. In the song, CharmaGal says that she does not need to get to work because she has hangover garnered from the weekend. **The album is available at most music stores.

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Shamele drops solo kwaito offering

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omolemo Thepa aka Shamele says kwaito music has taken out the artiste in him and he plans to elevate the genre as time goes. The 27-year-old recently released his first-ever solo single dubbed, ‘Dula S’tilo’.

He tells Vibe that the new single was actually written to honour the president of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi as he sat on the presidency throne. He explains that he has been in the music industry for the past six years, featuring other artistes but decided to [produce his solo work this year.

“I have written this song and composed it to dedicate it to Masisi as a way of welcoming him to his new position,” he says.Shamele is confident that having worked with a variety of well-established artistes has given him light and direction to grow the Kwaito genre. Asked why he chose Kwaito of all other genres, he said that Kwaito is unstoppable and just needs nurturing.

“I found Kwaito in existence when I was growing up, and I have never come across any boring rhythm of Kwaito music. It is just unstoppable and thus, I want to be associated to it.”
He also shares with Vibe that local talent kept him motivated to also have a dream of becoming a solo artiste.

“The Real Magosi group inspired me to be where I am today together with all the local artistes in general because I embrace local music.” Shamele further says that he takes pride in the fact that he has already performed his song in the president’s presence recently in Moshupa at an event.

He also appreciates the positive feedback that he already has on his new work. Dula S’tilo currently enjoys airplay at Duma Fm, RB1 and RB2. The single was produced at True-African Studios. Shamele says that at the moment, he is focused on building his brand and give his fans and the local music industry the best.

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