FRANCO LAUNCHES HIS 12TH ALBUM
The king of rhumba Frank Lesokwane affectionately known as Franco will this Saturday launch his 12thalbum in Francistown BOCCIM Hall.
The six track album titled Ke Fela Pelo talks about a person who is being impatient for the sun to rise so that he can narrate to people what he saw during the night.
Franco said last year he released Majakathata which he claim it did not do will because of recession.
He said in his new album the rhythm is a bit different and he wanted to take his fans back to his first albums.
The show will feature Franco and Afro musica, Zolasko, Mc Ronnie, DJ Black stars and other local artist.
MISS LEPONO PAGEANT
Mogoditshane women who recently formed an aerobics club are on a spirited mission to shed the extra kilos.
Though their club does not have enough equipment this has not deterred in fact has inspired them to find ways of acquiring equipment.
With the help of top selling artist Charma Gal the group is planning on a beauty pageant dubbed Miss Lepono which will be used to raise funds.
Millennium Jazz Restaurant availed their venue free of charge and the SSKB Body Building Team also has agreed to provide entertainment during the event.
The show billed for 23 March will also see performances from Swagger Lady, Charma Gal, Topito.
Other artists like Gong Master were yet to confirm their availability.
Women interested in joining the group are advised to do so for P30 as a joining fee and a monthly P50 subscription.
LECCO AND PIRO CONNECTION
Before the Soccerballer song that is receiving so much airplay on radio stations and television, not many people knew who Lecco was.
However the man has almost seen it all; having rubbed shoulders with the likes of Arthur Mafokate and Dan Tshanda.
He prides himself with the fact that he is one of the few locals to have graced the then biggest TV show Selimathunzi.
Now the he has finally dropped his debut album titled “Peri-peri” where he features a host of talented local acts like Mapetla, Skazzo, Lloyd and Gobstar.
But it is his song featuring the nimble footed Pontsho Moloi which has attracted a lot of attention.
The album produced by Dr Tawanda is a Motswako-kwaito done in Setswana. It is not one of the best, but also very gentle to the ear especially due to the varying talent featured. It gets 7 out of 10.
NOW JOJO JOINS BDP
It has now become a norm, more and more local artists are aligning themselves with the ruling Botswana Democratic Party.
Just a few weeks after Dithuso “DT” Selepeng and A.T.I declared their love for the party, traditional artist Jojo of “Mpatiseng” fame has also made it clear that she is BDP.
The Mmadinare born artist was invited recently to perform at the party’s birthday celebrations in Selebi Phikwe and President Khama asked that she perform before he left the event.
She later announced at the event that she has always been a member of the ruling party.
“It’s like a dream come true for me to perform for the president,” Jojo excitedly told Big Weekend. Who is next?
A JAZZ DIVA IN THE MAKING
Although all eyes would be on Jill Scott for this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival, revelers might be in for a shock when Pu2ma (Putuma Tiso) takes to the stage.
Having been a backup singer to some of the top South African artists, her debut album Hide and Seek announced her arrival on the big stage in an enthralling way.
Gifted with an amazing vocal prowess, the soulful, afro-jazzy and at times spiritual performer is a diva in the making.
Her imposing tall figure and gentle to the eye features are just some of the plus especially for the male audience.
At times she reminds me of Esperanza Spalding.
While the latter uses her fingers to stroke her strings Pu2ma now signed to Native Rhythm strums your imaginary guitar with her smooth voice.