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New Segaba album to sell Botswana internationally

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BY IRENE SHONE Anything he produces turns into gold, and this time he has produced the first- ever Segaba album after such a long time in Setswana traditional music. Producer, Founder and Owner of Kalakuta Records, Tex Ramogobya is a history maker when it comes to producing perfection and prides himself in the just released album; ‘Individual Brilliance’ by Sua Pan. The eight-track album comes as a unique deep Tswana folklore type with Segaba and flare of other indigenous instruments. Tex says that the album aims at reviving Setswana traditional music, particularly through segaba because it is usually heard only on RB1 programmes than in music produced at home. He considers Individual Brilliance as a pace setter album expected to go higher than the likes of Tinto and Kulenyane to mention a few. It was even drafted in the president’s inauguration programme to resemble the Setswana culture on the day.

The album is already selling at Ko setlhareng.com at the Main Mall and will be distributed to some market stores soon. With his experience as a producer since 2007 and also the owner of Ko Setlhareng, Tex says that music sales have dropped since people now use online stores to buy music while other people share songs on social music. However, he says there are still people who buy music loyally, who they honour because they motivate local talent. He is confident that this brand new Segaba album will sell Botswana internationally. Tex is also the producer of the evergreen Tsaya Thobane by Dr Vom vs Diparo, Baloi Group, Matsosangwao Arts Troupe and Sebodu ke nnenekwane to mention a few.

They also recorded the first Botswana Polka album called MatsutsuruPolka band of the famous song,‘Banta Jesi’. Individual Brilliance features Kgokgonono, Tsankana of Matsieng, Mathaithai who plays Segaba, Luna and Kearoma Rantao. It was recorded at HeartBeat Sounds by Prez Beats and Tex, while mixed by Bangu Matenge and Berry Bone. They also worked with Molopita Music+.

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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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