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Eugene ‘Mxolisi’ Jackson is extremely talented.

From the days of the Clement Jackson Qru he has always proved to be a special talent.

He has entertained us with his soulful voice.

But with the single he dropped recently titled “Intshwarele” Mxolisi has outdone himself!

The jazzy song is full of so much soul and the Texas blues.

Recorded live at Basement Studio, Intshwarele captures Mxolisi’s best.

The song shows the artist’s diversity and maturity.

He attributes his maturity to his time at the Central Johannesburg College where he was pursuing music studies.

The newly appointed KFC Add Hope Brand Ambassador will drop an album soon which he said will feature international artists.


He has been one of the best live performers in the country for quite some time, but my only problem was that Shanti Lo was not visible on television.

Unlike other artists the jazz singer does not have music videos.

Most artists use videos to market themselves; they send their material to Channel O and MTV and it usually works for them.

One such artist is Zeus whose music was well received in South Africa and he has awards to prove it.

Shanti Lo however recently announced on his Facebook page that he will be releasing his first DVD.  It’s long overdue!

Master-catMASTER KAT

My warning to aspiring hip hop artists has always been that, the genre has evolved.

It is no longer about putting rhyming words together.

Master Kat is an ambitious young man.

With this album “Mponeng” I believe many people will take notice.

Like he puts it, what started in the street of Phikwe has now been recorded for your enjoyment.

The seven track album has songs like ‘Heaven I go’, ‘Mum and daddy’, ‘Lephoi’, ‘Pantsula’, Blackmail and Matthew . it gets 6 out of 10.


I have never thought I would say this, but Zahara bored me last Friday at Botswanacraft.

It is such a pity that I missed Team Distant and Maxy’s performance which I heard was amazing.

I wasn’t surprised as I watched them rehearsing during the day and I knew then that the Loliwe hitmaker was in for a shocker.

Maxy would not have left the chance to show her true colors pass by.

The audience was cold and only responded when she performed songs from her previous album.

Perhaps that is why she decided to pelt the late Brenda Fassie’s hits, which was quite shocking.

That she is talented is not in doubt, but that was perhaps her worst set in Botswana.


BOMU award winner Shumba Ratshega will launch his controversial album ‘Leso la monnamogolo’ at Millennium Jazz Restaurant this Saturday.

The title track has been a hot topic here and neighbouring countries.

Ratshega told Big Weekend in an interview that he will be performing live for the first time.

“I have a five piece band, and I hope many people will come to witness this new development,” he said.

Other acts on the night include Junior Senyatso, Makwakwa and MC Umaga. The show starts at 8pm and tickets sell for P50.





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