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Multi-talented Lorraine drops debut single

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Lorraine Ditsebe is not a new name in the entertainment circles, she is better known as a model but she one multi-talented lass, who has dropped her first single, You Are The One.

The R&B House song has rich content complemented by her equally moving voice. Ditsebe wrote the song herself and explains that it is a dedication to those who are in love, those who are not confident enough to express their love to their partners and even those who don’t believe in love. “It is a love song dedicated to embrace love and revive confidence in love,” she adds. Ditsebe further explains that the song was inspired by love in general.

“There has always been cases of Domestic Violence in homes, HIV/AIDS stigma, divorce cases as well as those people who always vibe in friend zones to keep worthless friendships. “A lot just happens in the name of love, therefore I decided to narrate this story of love through song.” Ditsebe has had the passion for music since primary school and enjoyed singing in the school choir. She would later join the school band at St Joseph College School where she gained more confidence in music. The 25 year-old says that she started writing songs two year ago. She also highlights that she always got inspiration at home as her family treasures music. The young lady is actually a sister to the gospel artiste, Kabelo Eric. Locally artistes like have inspired her include ATI and Samantha Mogwe, while Lira is her favourite international artiste.

‘You are the One’ was produced by Roy Kasale popularly known as RoyK from Team Distant, while Tshepo Lesole who recorded and mastered it at High Note Studio. The single is already enjoying airplay on local radio stations. Ditsebe says she will drop the video to the single in November and is also working on her first album. She adds that she wants to spread the single as much as possible. “I will share link to the song on my social media pages soon and a few hard copies will be available at music stores in Main Mall.”

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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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