Vibe

A hit can make or break an artist

Several local and international musicians have found themselves swimming in fame thanks to a musical hit they have worked hard to come up with not to mention the conceptualisation which is involved in recording a hit. Yet in the same breathe, some artists have been destroyed by the very same hits they recorded at the start of their careers, only to disappear into oblivion once the hit had lost its spark. Artists usually faces the above scenario once they fail to make a recording which surpasses the former hit in quality and conceptualisation.


8th August 2017

Botswana Life provides P5.5m for NYWC

7th July 2017

Local insurance company Botswana Life can now count themselves among proud sponsors of the 2017 Netball Youth World Cup. This week the company announced a P5 580 000 sponsorship that will go towards the eagerly anticipated netball showpiece scheduled for Gaborone this weekend.

Sis Tlax remains hopeful on filling up National Stadium

23rd June 2017

Nicole Martinez aka a Sis Tlax is up again and still hopes to fill up the stadium after her dream was defeated by Kast when he recently made history by filling up the stadium with 100 percent local music talent.

DJs La Timmy and Gayvos drop much-awaited collaborative single

14th June 2017

DJ La Timmy and Flava Dome’s resident DJ Gayvos recently dropped their first collaboration offering titled, ‘Tlhapi e mo metsing’. The single, which has been well received on social media, also has a dance move.

Nomadic keeps Motswako alive with dope offering, Pula Citizen

14th June 2017

Tebogo Mapine, better known as Nomadic, continues to churn superlative hip-hop music. His illustrious rap career spans more than but he remains relevant. The gifted lyricist, who is credited as one of the earliest architects of Motswako in Botswana, says his latest album, Pula Citizen, tells a story.

WDP gives jazz a refreshing twist with Bechuanaland Sessions: Phase 1

14th June 2017

There are days when one wants to kick back and relax with good music in the background. Your current best pick would have to be upbeat jazz album Bechuanaland Sessions: Phase 1 by WDP (abbreviation for Willingness Determines Potential).

Gospel acapella group takes Ghetto by storm

14th June 2017

Francistown based gospel acapella group, Skizo and the Mighty Brothers, is tipped to be the next big thing in contemporary gospel music.

Tapiwa Ndoro collaborates with Captain Dira and Kabelo Eric

14th June 2017

Zimbabwe born gospel artist Tapiwa Ndoro, who is currently based in Botswana, has collaborated with gospel sensation Kabelo Eric on a song on a new album titled Tirivana. Loosely translated,Tirivana means As we are children, in Shona.

Visual arts growing in leaps and bounds

19th May 2017

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.

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.


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