It has now become a norm for local rapper Zeus to be nominated for the Channel O Awards.
Arguably the best rapper in the country Zeus has been nominated for the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards.
Nominees in the 14 categories include multiple double nods for over 10 artists from East, West and Southern Africa.
This reflects the outpouring of world-class music videos on the continent over the past year.
It’s now up to fans to vote for their favourites in this public-voted event, with more than two months for the continent’s music fans to have their say.
Zeus has been nominated for the Best Gifted Male for the song ‘Datswasup’ featuring AKA and Tumi. To vote for Zeus SMS his voting code 14G to +2783142100415.
It would not be wrong to say the Eke Ntolo project has now turned into a Charma Gal show. Contributions by Kabelo Mogwe and Ocean Gal have been minimal in the recent projects; Charma is the selling voice.
In the latest production Eke Ntolo Volume 5 titled “Chomi yame”, the group is back to dominate the airwaves.
Kulenyane Studios have found the winning formula and they are sticking to it.
The eight track album will be playing at every corner this coming Independence. Charma stars in the Rhumba/Sungura song Mari Muroyi and those familiar with Leornard Dambo and Barura Express will dance to this hit.
Once again Charma Gal’s song writing ability is noticeable again on the title track.
This album gives you your Disco, House, Kwasa Kwasa and your Sophia Town dose. It gets a 9 out of 10.
I’m not sure if threatening the same guys who can help market your product makes business sense.
Combi drivers have been unpaid marketing agents for a lot of local artists and Skupu’s hit song “Combi man” depicts them in a bad light.
One just hopes Combi men will see the lighter side of it and blaze it from their over enhanced sound systems.
The six track album has songs like Follow me, Monate fela, my favourite Samoya and Ntlhopheng.
Skupu seem to have fallen in love with Durban beats but it’s on the song ‘Samoya’ where his originality is unmistakable.
The song Ntlhopheng could also become a national anthem next year. The album gets 7 out of 10.
Mix tapes are always nice and it’s always exciting when its young and unknown rappers doing them.
This mix tape further underlines the fact that Batswana are ‘Motswako’ masters.
Though they are yet to get paid; Motswako rappers have a natural flow about them and nobody does it better than locals.
The 17 track album is not a masterpiece but the talent is unmistakable.
The downside about the album is that the featured artists have not been credited for their work, so it’s very difficult to tell who is who.
The album gets 6 out of 10.
In music some of the most successful artists started off as dancers.
Khabuza Sech’s dancers known as Baby Sech have dropped their debut album “Bana Ba Botswana” which will hit the stores this Friday.
Known for their energetic stage performance Baby Sech may just bring Kwasa Kwasa back in style.
The 10 track album as you would expect is fast paced just perfect for the girls to do their thing on stage.
I’m not sure about the stage names though. Baby Yogi Sip, Baby Cornflakes, Baby Monster Pop and Baby Yoghurt sound too childish. Well may be it’s that bad, I recall there used to be a dancer for the Kwaito group Abashante called Nestum.
The album gets 6 out of 10.