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Thapelo “Mc-Maswe” Maleka


Mpaxanga music inventor in Botswana and composer, MC Maswe full name ‘Thapelo Maleka’ is expected to launch his DVD and CD at Nature’s Paradise (formerly Zebras Club) on Saturday night.

MC Maswe, who is currently riding on the crest of a wave with his latest offering Mama le Papa, will also feature the trail-blazing soukous music composer, dancer and Gabane-born rhumba maestro, Franco (Frank Lesokwane).

The duo will be in town to celebrate their recent reunion with the popular double act likely to draw a large crowd as they introduce fans to their new material.

The event will give an opportunity for upcoming local artists like Swagger Lady, Madala and the MAD Gals, Ghetto Stars and Mercy M to support and learn a few tricks of the trade from the two music legends.



New kid on the block, Maghebula is in the running for four honours at the forthcoming 2012 Botswana Music Union (BOMU) Awards.

The awards, which are being reintroduced after a three-year break, will be held on 16 December at a secluded venue in Gaborone.

Maghebula stands to win all four awards bearing in mind the support and interest the Selebi-Phikwe based member of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commands across the country.

He has been nominated for the Best DVD, Best Male Artist, Song of the Year and Best Traditional Music.

With only two albums under his belt, Maghebula (Alfred Keorete) has been the surprise package of the year and has taken the country by a storm.

The man from Sefhare sold close to 100 000 CDs of his latest album Gata ka lekeke in two months.

“This is a great achievement for me. To be nominated in four categories clearly shows how my music is being recognized in the country.

This shows growth on my part as a musician,” said an ecstatic Maghebula.



Charma Gal


Eke Ntolo Volume 4 DFVD and CD launch last Saturday at the BOCCIM Hall in Francistown turned into a razzamatazz of an event as Charma Gal (Magdalene Lesolebe-Mogwe) and the rest of the Culture Spears crew graced the stage with an energetic musical performance.

The sell out show started around 2pm on Saturday and continued until the early hours of the morning to the delight of fans young and old.

Charma Gal had the 10000 plus audience on their feet and applauding wildly as they screamed out the names of their favourite songs from Mokgwenyana, Matebele and Chika-Dance to Mmamoleyane.

Also on the big name bill were Jeff Matheatau, Lotto Boys, Eke Ntolo and other lesser-known acts. Culture Spears’ head, Kabelo Mogwe, who organized the festival, said he had invited the unknown, some from his own stable, to give them the necessary exposure.





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