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Lizibo serenades with Show them off

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The month of love, February, seems to be very dear to the heart local Afro pop singer Lizibo.

This is evident with the just released remix single dubbed Show them off, Masunga born Lizibo has been launching his music lately only in February after releasing the popular album Malebeswa in February last year. In an interview with Vibe, Lizibo described the single as a spice that adds undeniable aroma to his hot sizzling album Malebeswa. In the song, Lizibo says that he is truly blessed to enjoy the love he gets from his lover.

The song that is about the importance of love and affection is chanted in a modern Niger like style. Lizibo noted that it is always a beautiful and exciting feeling to be bragged about by your lover. “Fa ole motho o tshwanetse wa ikgantsha ka motho wa gago (It is important to be proud of your significant other and show them off),” he said.

Lizibo further said that the single tries to depict that relationships can still get stronger even when they are in the public domain. “It is the month of love so we must allow relationships to flourish, the people must brag about their lovers because a healthy relationship is lovely to be engaged in,” he said.

Lizibo stated that Show them off, which was recorded at Key Note studios in Gaborone, is also a thank you gift to Batswana. “Since the release of Malebeswa I have been receiving unwavering support from across all corners of the country,” he said. Show them off can be downloaded through Amazon and ITunes.

Kalanga prince dazzles audience at wedding expo 

The Kalanga Prince as crooner Lizibo is also known, had the audience eating off the palm of his hand at the Grand Palm annual wedding expo fashion show held this past weekend. His performance was exceptional and befitting for the event, as he was also dressed for the occasion, clad in a maroon blazer with black jeans and maroon stylish shoes.

His dance moves all stunned people as they cheered him in appreciation. Lizibo highlighted that love is a beautiful thing and therefore encouraged people to always be kind towards one another, especially on this month of love. He also highlighted that people should learn to embrace all the artistes while they are still alive, saying that it is common that most artistes are recognised when they are no more.

He set off the record and performed Kgotla’s Matshidiso in an amazing way. He said that the man’s music is inspirational and he is one of the few that he respects. “Matshidiso is one of the good songs that played back in the days and everybody liked it, so I a performed it to honour Kgotla for this good job,” he said, reiterating that it is pleasant to recognise good work while still in life.

Lizibo, who always adds a twist of humour to his performances, and this occasion, was no different. He had everyone in the audience in stitches when he joked that he wishes to marry a taller woman, in order to ‘balance the ratio length’ of their kids. He said this as a man who played uncle, and selected a tall woman for him as they acted the part on the stage joined him. Lizibo, who has become to be known as a fashionista, closed his set dressed in a white outfit complete with snazzy white shoes.

 

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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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