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New Kid on the block in Hip-hop brings refreshing sound

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Kgotla Pitinyane also known as Proficient 6ix, is the new kid in Hip-Hop genre music and he promises to elevate the genre as he releases his eight-track mix tape soon. The confident 23-year old Proficient 6ix says that his mix tape, dubbed ‘Nude’; would be released on the 29th November. He told Vibe that he started rapping from the age of 10 and that the music that his elder brother always played influenced him.

“My brother played hip-hop music while I was growing up and I got along with it so well. I liked Eminem in particular and my target is to be a renowned artist just like him,” he said. The Jwaneng born and bred young artist explained that his main title track, ‘Nude’ is all about the naked truth and in this song he speaks to God.

“It is a letter that I have written to God telling him that I have dropped everything in his hands because he has promised to care for us in every way. I call it a song of glory, as I will be touring and exploring music depending on God. It is my Glory Days and I am just saying anything that is in my mind to God, hence Nude,” he said. He also said that among all other artists, Samantha Mogwe inspired him with her elegant work. Proficient 6ix says that he acknowledges the fact that Hip-hop is growing in Botswana and aims at improving it further.

“Hip-hop is beautifully growing locally but still needs to grow therefore Hip-hop lovers should just expect what has never been done in the industry,” he said. He also noted that artists like Oracle, Ammo Ski Mask and Civil Night inspired him and he believes they are a foundation of hip-hop in Botswana. He highlighted that he has featured BC group in his new mix tape. He added that his music can be downloaded on Facebook, Sound Cloud and You Tube and his user name is Proficient 6ix. He is not only an artist but also has a clothing line called Incognito through which he brands t-shirts.

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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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