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D-Nice makes a comeback with Mamelang

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Many will remember her as the larger than life lady with a lovely voice, who made a mark with her single Sunshine. She is now back with another hot single dubbed Mamelang. The single is already taking the music industry by storm and has been well-received by fans and music lovers. The Afro-soulful R&B singer tells Vibe that the single was inspired by life in general as well as the diva’s journey in the music industry. “We all know that life has its ups and downs and it is how one tackles these issues that brings out the best out of us. It is about falling, being able to pick yourself up and being strong in the process,” she explains. The talented diva says that she is grateful that the song has been well-received although it was only released a fortnight ago.

“The song is doing massively well, people really love it and it is a genre I haven’t done before,” she says. She adds that she has always wanted to challenge herself and broaden her fan base. The video for Mamelang will also be released soon. D-Nice is currently signed under Off Campus Events Management, where she says she is grateful for the results of her new project. Mamelang was actually recorded at Jay Traxys studio and it was produced by Perion of Lejebejebe fame. D-Nice looks forward to performing the song on BTV’s Flava Dome show very soon. Her first and only album released in 2013, earned her the Best R&B album gong at the BOMU awards the same year, a feat which she says motivated her to improve her craft. The album included hit singles Bua Sematla, Wena fela and Don’t you walk away. Apart from marketing her latest single, the singer is currently in studio working on her second album.

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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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