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Kefus Leo takes event MCing to another level

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Kefilwe Leonard better known by her stage name Kefus Leo, is one of Botswana’s most vivacious MCs. The vibrant Kefus Leo has sparked off an engaging career in entertainment and seems destined for greatness. Coupled with her hot looks and humorous bubbly character, it is clear that her dreams of being one of the best event MCs in the country are not out of reach. We recently caught up with her and she said that she excels because she is passionate about what she does. “I enjoy what I do and I want to see myself grow in the industry, I want to be the greatest MC of this generation,” she said. The ever-energetic Kefus Leo always steals the show with her humour and admirable top -notch dance moves.

The bright-eyed bushy tailed lass is currently a presenter for an online show called What’s The Fuzz. She also recently completed Bachelor of Arts Media Studies at the University of Botswana. She has been quite busy on the work front and this year alone she took to the stage at DJ Modrics’ birthday party, the Ten Up music concert organised by DJ Izzy, the Miss Women Empowerment beauty pageant, Colour run Molepolole.She is also a host at Chez Nicolas lounge. Kefus Leo is however the first to admit that her path has not been smooth sailing. “I have had setbacks in my career.

I sometimes find it difficult with back-to-back shows but I always make sure that I attend each and every show that I am invited to host. I am confident that I can excel through determination and hard work,” she says. So what is the secret to her success? A sneaky smile plays across her lips and she responds that passion drives her. “The amount of energy that I have comes from my love for what I do. I would do shows every day if I could. I always make sure that I reverberate and double my energy from the last show because I know that someone out there will always notice.”

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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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