His latest album has caused such a stir and artist Shumba Ratshega has not had so many people talking about his song since he released his debut album ‘Makhirikhiri’ some years ago.
The new album ‘Leso la monnamogolo’; especially the title track is scented with intimacy and has had some people questioning the artist’ moral standing. Well the song has received so much airtime on RB1 and for a radio station popular for banning music deemed not suitable, they deserved a pat on the back.
Big Weekend Okayed it a couple of weeks ago, so the morality question is misplaced; it all in your imagination.
Ratshega will be launching his album this Saturday at SSKB. Also to perform at the launch are Mma-Ausi, Phoka (Lesotho) and Makwakwa. Entrance is P40.
I hope it will not take JT a long time to realize that it’s not about who can mimic Lil Wayne or Kanye West better.
It is all about creating one’s identity and capturing the hearts people out there.
That he is a good rapper in not indoubt, he is flawless and sound like someone who is very in touch with his inner self, I like that in an artists.
The album Blackmail II is however one of the better ones I have listened to.
JT is a smooth and flawless rapper but the cursing in the album may not sit well with some listeners.
When you listen to a track like “Bathiwozala” you get the feel that JT is more than a rapper and perhaps he should explore that even further. A change of genre can work miracles, just ask Wizards.
They went from ‘Sangoma zone’ to ‘Mokento’ and they are among the most sought after groups locally. The album get 6 out of 10.
IT’S SUCH A SHAME
Big Weekend has just been made aware that not a single local gospel artist submitted their works for possible selection for the SABC 6th Crown Gospel Music Awards scheduled for 17 November.
Although World Gospel Powerhouse are delighted with a record number of entries (497), I’m gutted.
With so much talent here I expected some artists to have taken advantage of the information availed on this column to try their luck.
From the agency that dealt with entries, only a handful of artists from Botswana enquired about the awards, but none submitted. What a missed chance.
Six categories will be voted for by the public, namely, Best Gospel Artist, Best Gospel Song, Best AmaZioni, Best Gospel Radio Show, Best Gospel Community Radio Show and Best Gospel TV Show.
I want to believe this is not our artists chickening out but just laziness.
The main event will take place on 17 November 2013 at Durban’s ICC. The event will be wrapped by a 1-hour intense praise & worship.
Tickets are available at Computicket at R800.00 (VIP), R630.00, R520.00, R395.00, R345.00.
Kulenyane Studios through their project Ekentolo will go on a nationwide tour to promote their latest offering ‘Chomi yame’.
The latest album which has seen the group experiment with Disco and Sungura music popularized by Leonard Dembo in Zimbabwe was received well by fans.
The video for ‘Chomi yame’ debuted on Flavor Dome sometime back and the response on social network Facebook was amazing.
They kick-off their tour in Maun on 1st November at Trekkers Night Club and Gantsi Hill Talk Club on 2nd November.
Performers include Culture Spears, Ocean Gal, Charma Gal, Rubberman, DJ Mustafa, Shampino and MC Walkman. Tickets cost P50 and P40 respectively.
The local comedy scene will never be the same again.
The industry has become one of the fastest growing in the country and this has even caught the eye of the Department of Arts and Culture.
The Department has decided to sponsor workshops for comedians as part of the Laff-A-Lot Comedy crew national tour.
The tour kicks off in Tshabong on 26 October at Mokha Lodge.
It will then proceed to Gaborone on 1st November at Cresta President Hotel, followed by Selibe Phikwe on 8 November at Travel Inn.
The Grand Finale will be held in Maun for the 1st time at Maun Lodge on 23 November, where Laff-A-Lot has 4 comedians.