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A o a mmona Vee? Wa baa tsile!



Hitmaker explains controversial song

He says that he is not fazed by the criticism

Vee Mampeezy made kwaito fashionable and brought pride to kasi life several years ago when he burst into the music scene with hits such as Pompa Tswidi and Taku Taku. Several years later, he has several awards under his belt, continental fame and money to show for his success. But when he shared that he had his rekindled relationship with God, he raised a storm of controversy, as critics could not fathom how kwaito culture and Christianity gelled.

The pint-sized artist has however insisted that God had sent him to spread His word through his music and as if to prove this, his hits songs such as No Suffer and Baba, among others, have a spiritual undertone. However, his latest single, Waa baa tsile has left music lovers boggled and attracted aspersions that he has now lost the plot because this Setswana phrase is often associated with irritation and resentment. Vee seems unfazed by the criticism as he explains the true meaning of the song in an exclusive interview.


His new song titled Waaba a tsile, has swam under criticism over the past few weeks on social media but Odirile Sento, better known as Vee Mampeezy, is quite unfazed. Interestingly, the single was warmly received at the Ten Up music concert held at Molapo Stanbic Piazza this past Friday when the pint-sized artist took to the stage. The crowd sang along the lyrics, which were bickered by foul and unfair sharing on Facebook.In a recent interview with Vibe, Vee explained that “Waaba a tsile” speaks about the presence of Jesus conveys blessings into his life and he is excited about Jesus coming into his life.

The Taku-taku hit maker threw a jab at the worrywarts, citing that some people always want to put down a great product and do not appreciate good work. “Most of the time people try their best to put down a good thing, all the song talks about is the goodness of the Lord,” he said confidently. He further said that a few people have tried to turn around the sound and put a very bad coat to it so that the song doesn’t sound well and now that the song is in receipt of splendid reception most are embarrassed.

“As you know my fans will always speak for me every show I attend they love the song and sing along to the lyrics and everyone who has tried to put down the song are ashamed. I don’t see any problem with the song, people always confess the goodness of the Lord, God has came into my life and my life has changed for good, we went to Serowe on Independence and Waaba a tsile was all the people were waiting for, this song is going to be even bigger because people now get a grip to the truthfulness of the lyrics,” he said. The kwaito-kwasa artist reassured us that he is not irked by the negative energy that floods his music career.

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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

Irene Shone



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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