Tshegofatso Letsomane, better known as Snake Poison is back in the music arena and has released a seven track album on African tradition after taking a break to concentrate on his traditional healing practice.
The now acclaimed healer who is based in Shashemoke Village near Francistown launched his new album Sekgwama sa Bongaka last week, almost four years after calling it quits on performing arts.
“The album is already out and is being sold in music shops in most urban areas. As a musician who commands a lot of following, I am very much convinced that my new album will sell like hot cakes,” he said.
The album which touches on a number of issues related to African tradition was sang in Ndebele, Zulu and Setswana.
“The songs are all original traditional African music and my target group is elderly people and those who want to conserve culture and tradition. I also expect a following from South Africa and Zimbabwe since my music is meant to promote African culture,” the artist cum traditional healer said.
He however assured his huge clientele in Francistown and the surrounding areas that music won’t prevent him from helping people as a traditional doctor. “While some people know me as a traditional doctor, I am still an artist who can do both singing and healing. I sing all types of music but it is the gods who determine what I sing and when. In fact people should not be shocked one day when I produce a gospel album because I am capable of singing anything.”
The new release which was recorded at Star Records in Francistown is Snake Poison’s sixth album. All those who follow Snake can always get the acclaimed artist’s new album in most music shop across the country.