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BOMU president swindles Gospel Melody show winner of prize money

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The winner of this year’s Gospel Melody television show Mooketsi Gaontebale has been left in the lurch after the organisers failed to pay him his dues. The owner of the talent show Pagson Ntsie who is the current president of Botswana Musician Union (BOMU) failed to pay Ontebale his prize money of P100, 000 that he won through the much-publicised competition that aired on Botswana television.

Speaking to VIBE in a telephonic interview from Maun where he is based, Gaontebale said that when he first saw the advertisement of the Gospel Melody show, he strongly believed that he had what it took to win. He gave his all throughout the competition and when he scooped the ultimate prize, he was over the moon. “I planned to develop our family property and record a full gospel album,” he said.

But little did he know that his win was all smoke-screen and he would be given the runaround by Ntsie, who had given him “He gave P16, 000 at one Wimpy outlet and promised to give me the balance but he has not done so. My efforts to get my money from him proved futile as he gave me promise after promise until I gave up and decided to approach MYSC since they are the ones who sponsored him for the television show,” he said.

He further narrated that Ntsie was summoned and embarrassed himself in front of government officials. “He claimed that he had given me the whole prize money at Wimpy something which sold him out as there is no way that one can carry such a large sum of money to a restaurant,” he said. Gaontebale said that Ntsie was then directed to urgently pay him his dues. When contacted for a comment, Ntsie who sounded furious, told this reporter that that the show is none of his business.

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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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