Visual arts growing in leaps and bounds

The Coordinator of Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Reginald Bakwena is impressed with the development of the visual arts in the country. Giving his personal views on the landscape of the visual arts locally, he explains that there is a new tide that is sweeping through the country.

19th May 2017

T.H.A.B.O. drops banging single, Back 2gether

19th May 2017

Thabo Bolokwe, popularly known as T.H.A.B.O says that music is his first love but he had to briefly shelve his musical plans in order to pursue other projects. The kwaito artist has finally returned from his hiatus and has dropped a banging single titled, Back 2gether, which was produced by BK Proctor. T.H.A.B.O told Vibe that the title of the song is self-explanatory as it speaks of how two of Botswana’s music giants worked together after a long time.

HT, Tobie drop single Malaiti Ame under Malope a Motswako

19th May 2017

Maun born Motswako rapper HT, also known as Tautona in the music industry has collaborated with another Motswako artist Tobie and released a single titled Malaiti Ami which currently is enjoying massive airplay on local radio stations.

Remembering days gone by when Borankana was hot property

19th May 2017

There was a point in time when traditional music was in sync following its commercialisation and inclusion of contemporary beats which made the new found style appealing and embraced by locals and international fans. The era saw the birth of Borankana groups that include Shumba Ratshega, Dikakapa, Mokorwana, Matsieng and Captain Dira, among many others.

Tlamelo Malebe aims for greater heights in hip-hop industry

19th May 2017

Hip hop has given birth to enormous talent in Tlamelo Malebe, the 22 year old Ramotswa born rapper comes into the hip hop game like a house on fire having recently released his highly anticipated single The Dayez.Although he might guise as an unfamiliar face to local Hip hop, Malebe has been a blinking eye in the Hip hop scenes producing decent music time and again, having recorded his first song titled Yeah That’s me at the age of 17 in 2012.

Special Guru Promotions leaves Ghetto artists weeping as GC artists smiles all the way to the bank

19th May 2017

Scores of Francistown based artists who performed during the Kwambala Cup Music festival on the 29th of April 2017 were left reeling in shock when they were told to leave empty handed after working hard during the show activation gigs around the city.

F/town comedy show promises memorable night of rib cracking jokes & laughter

19th May 2017

Francistown comedy lovers will be treated to a show dubbed Toenda ku turopo to be held at Digger’s Inn on the 25th May. The activation for the comedy show will be held from 10am-5pm, where fans will have a chance to take pictures with the comedians and also buy tickets to the show, before attending the gig at 7pm. This show is similar to Cracker Nights, which are popular on the Gaborone entertainment scene and take place at The Meeting Place at Cresta President’s Hotel every Tuesday night, where both established and upcoming comedians showcase their talent.

Testify honours church girls in song

19th May 2017

Christian singer and ‘Motsotsonyana’ hit maker, Testify, has released a new single track titled, Church Girl. The R’n’B influenced track is not only catchy but also different from his previous songs. The song has already set tongues wagging on social media and has even received airplay on Gabz FM.

Ghetto young rapper collaborates with Oskid on Havana door single

19th May 2017

A Francistown based rapper, popularly known as Boiterg aka Kgosi ya strata, has collaborated with Zimbabwean based producer Oskid, who is famous for producing several hits including the remix to Winky D’s Disappear as well as MC Maswe’s Zwamaronga.

Kast’s dream comes Tlatsa Lebala attracts thousands of revellers

10th May 2017

Local rapper Tshepiso Kast Molapisi ‘done did it’. The much-awaited Tlatsa Lebala festival went on without any glitches. The mood was jovial as thousands of revellers thronged the National Stadium on Saturday for a rare treat of strictly local music performances.

Last leg of HICOFEST comedy festival lives up to expectation

10th May 2017

The second and final lap of the Major Moves Heavy 5th annual Weights International Comedy Festival (HICOFEST) held on Friday evening at Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino was a feast of laughter.

Annual Orange Letlhafula enthralls cultural enthusiasts

10th May 2017

BotswanaCraft was the place to be on Saturday for the Orange Letlhafula cultural festival that attracted revelers who appreciate traditional culture: music, dance, food and fashion.

Ntsa drops hot new single, Radio Song

10th May 2017

Ofilwe Kegakilwe is confident that his latest single, Radio Song, will be a hit. Kegakilwe, who goes by the stage name Ntsa, says that the feel good jam has received warm response on social media.
He features Luzkat on the song. “He has a lot of potential and a vast amount of musical talent. He is world-class material. I will definitely work with him again on other projects,” he says.
The Selebi-Phikwe native says the name of the song was derived from the fact that he believes that it deserves to play on all radio stations due to its upbeat vibe. “Once a person hears it they have no choice but to enjoy it as it is a nice song, and quite infective as a good jam should be,” he says. Lemogang ‘Drak’ Bakane who also hails from Selibe-Phikwe produced the song. ‘Radio song’ which was recorded at Nex Level recording studio in Sefophe, follows Kegakilwe’s first album, which was called road to Mothertswaka, released in 2008.
The versatile artist vows that his upcoming album will be released before the end of the year.
He is currently working on a tribute to the late Mpho Vincent ‘Steez’ Tiro. He says the hip-hop musician and television presenter, not only encouraged his music but was also like a brother.
The video to the single Radio Song is already out and can be found on his link, and his page on Facebook ntsa phologolo sebata.
He credited Jack Botlhoko of Black Stage Film and Dikakanyo Kaote of Anthill Creations for the great job they did shooting the video.

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