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B-Block breaks out of shell with hit song, “Ghetto”

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Francistown based Hip-Hop artist Baboloki Dambe, aka B-Block has dropped yet another smash single called Ghetto featuring Romeo Stunner.

The hit has since last Monday received a positive response from callers on youth local radio station, Yarona FM. The 26-year old Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMA) award winner for his single Top shambol told The Midweek Sun that his first debut album “Patiently waiting” will be released mid this year.

He said that his single Ghetto was inspired by the fact that he was the first artist based in Francistown to be nominated for the YAMAs. According to him, this was enough reason for him to pay tribute to the second city of Botswana with his Ghetto hit song.

Another reason why he composed the song is that, “Ghetto people supported me from day one and I won the award because of their votes. It would be so selfish of me not to pay tribute to my people,” said the rapper. And since Romeo Stunner was also nominated even though he is based in Gaborone but born and raised in Francistown, he felt that they both owed Francistown a collaboration.

The young talented artist describes his single as the best he has ever dropped. “Previously, I concentrated on production at the expense of playing music. I released two singles before Top Shambol & Ghetto,” he said adding that this time around he decided to break away from his shell. He says that after winning the YAMAs many people persuaded him to relocate to Gaborone but he refused to forsake his roots.

B-blok says that Hip-Hop in the country has grown in leaps and bounds. “Back in the days we used to know that only three or four artists were Botswana’s best Hip-Hop artists. That is no longer the case as there are a lot of upcoming artists,” he says.

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Motlha to finally release debut album

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Trendsetting songbird Motlha is pencilled to release his solo album in February next year. Motlha is signed under Rok Lefatshe Records. The album will be produced by Suffocate. The vibrant singer currentlyhas three singles out and they include Hisa Hisa (featuring ATI), Mmamotse (which catapulted him to the top of the charts) as well as Nnenekwane.

Speaking in an interview with this publication last week ahead of his debut at the Mascom Live Sessions event featuring Bongo Maffin, he revealed that he started work on music for his debut album right after the release of Mmamotse.

He also says that the album is still a work in progress, and that he is yet to finalise the final list of songs that will make it into the album, as well as the name of the album. Ï am still eliminating and adding songs,” he explains.

He further says that his fans should look forward to collaborations with artists such as Zanda Zakusa (South Africa) and Soul Culture (also from South Africa). He reveals that he wants to work with a lot of artists who are in line with his vision.

He also notes that it is difficult for him to identify his genre. Some he says, classify his music as Afro Jazz, other Jazz with a fusion of RnB. Ï am still trying to classify my genre, and I might have to come up with a name for my sound,” he notes.His goal, he says, is to make music that touches and changes lives in a postive way. “I want to empower people through music.”

Meanwhile, Motlha proved his mettle as a stage performer of note when he put on an impressive performance at the Mascom Live sessions this past Friday.He gave revellers their money’s worth and many cheered and sang along throughout his energetic performance.

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Kokoamokoko entrances poetry lovers at his wedding

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TALENTED: The recently married poet is working on a new album.

Former President’s Day competitions poetry award winner Okabo Gaopelo, also known as Kokoamokoko, tied the knot in style this past weekend in Mankgodi. The energetic performer could not help but serenade guests with his rich Setswana poetic rhythm. The superb poet better known as ‘Kokoamokoko’ planned on enjoying his day while listening to other poets doing what he loves best.

A variety of poets made his day as they added the cherry to the blissful wedding by presenting poems to him. While he had sworn that he would not recite any poem, his talent itched to be shared and he asked for the mic and gladly presented poetic verses, singing praises to his gorgeous wife.

The guests cheered him in amusement, imitating his usual line “Ke kokoamokoko weeee.”Gaopelo glamorously rocked his traditional attire that he normally use for his poetic sessions, saying that it is his signature for the love of arts. The bridesmaids and groomsmen also looked the part in the African attire, and they danced magnificently, showing off their well-choreographed moves.

They danced to the poet’ traditional song Ao ntate, from his album Tswhwarelo. Gaopelo told Vibe that he performed his work on his wedding day in order to motivate upcoming artistes who enjoy poetry and traditional music. He pointed out that many people think that many people seem to think that musicians and other arts practitioners do it to earn a living, but that is not the case.

“I wanted to show that we also do this out of passion and to showcase our talent. It really felt wonderful to perform for my wife and guests, and to also dance to my own song on my wedding day.” Gaopelo added that he plans to release another album next year.

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