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Edison drops Kasi la me

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Edison Matthews says his first official single, ‘Kasi lame’ is dedicated to everyone and inspires them to appreciate their roots as well as the people who have helped them in life. “Kasi lame basically talks about where one is from and it could be a major song to one’s hometown, their mother, siblings or just anything that one is passionate about,” he noted in an interview.

Matthews featured two artists in the song, Motlha Mompe who was a contestant in the singing talent show My Star 2015 and Stiesky. The song was recorded a few weeks ago at True African Studios in Mogoditshane-Ledumadumane. Matthews says that he has been an underground rapper but now is out for good to give the locals his best beats. “Music has always been part of me because I would say it runs in the family.

So since 2005 I have always expressed myself in music through writing and recording some songs which were not officially launched.” He is confident that he has now approached the beginning of his passion through Kasi lame because a lot of people already can’t get enough of it. Many people keep asking for it and viewing it on his Facebook page.” He says that he received assistance from his mentors in the USA, adding that he has been working with guys from the USA Kyle Blitz from Circle of Bosses (C.OB) and Soul Clap (USA).

He says that his collaboration with Luz Kt opened doors of opportunities for him to work with people from the USA. “I am so glad that people now recognise our new work through our group Phantom Alter Egos. He says that his last year’s single track, ‘Till I rest’ which he featured LuzKat also played an impact in his music life as people appreciated it.” Matthews also had an opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Dr Malinga, Heavy K and others. His rap style is revered for complex and tongue twisting multisyllabic rhyme. He says that he wants to take rap in Botswana to another level.

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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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