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The German Twins’ Tropical getaway



Mombasa, a well known tropical paradise of white sandy beaches recently became a retreat for The German Twins – Mavis and Lydia – as they embraced Kenya’s second largest city through a mini holiday.

The Twins social media feeds got highlighted with a couple of shots that suggested the duo was up to something other than their well known gig on Botswana Television’s ‘Pula Power’ programme. A thorough exploration by this publication revealed that the pair was indeed soaked up in adventurous spirits which were enough to whisk them away to experience the tropical sunsets and exquisite sights of the city for a period of five nights.

From the shots, the twins appeared to be having a good time as they snapped a number of selfies either sunbathing or drinking cocktails under the sunset. Lydia German posted one of the photos to her Instagram followers with the caption, “Mombasa, Fun in the Sun, Twin goals.”

Mombasa is known for its relaxed pace of life and it is no surprise that the Germans sampled the good life at the gorgeous location. The twins stayed at The Leopard Beach Resort situated on Kenya’s South coast. The two have had an incredibly busy 2015.

Between their television gig at Pula Power and their commitment to school and other projects which included doing MC work at various concerts across the country, letting loose was only inevitable. The 22 year old duo looked beach body ready as they were draped in their bikinis, looking flawless and not resting on their style laurels even though they were officially not on duty.

Catching up with Mavis German she revealed that indeed they just got back from a holiday in Mombasa which she simply described as “Amaaazing!”  “We were there for a week and it was refreshing to take a break from everything,” she said.

Pula Power has gone for a brief break and Mavis says the second season of the entertainment show will return to our television screens end of February, with much broader and better content. Meanwhile she has a full time job as an Accountant while her twin sister Lydia recently graduated and she is taking a little breather.

The twins’ authenticity and talent have become their crowning glory. Their mark in the local entertainment industry is well visible and it is without qualms that they are destined for greater things. We however could not help but get jealous of their adventurous ‘Twincaetion’ in Mombasa as they would describe it.

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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

Irene Shone



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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