Saturday, January 22, 2022

Attitude: Botswana’s king of Afro Pop

Mokgethi Masilo, aka Attitude, is an accomplished musician. The Afro Pop artist boasts of two successful albums to his name. His two albums, “Moratiwa” and “Digorogile”, were received very well in the market and established him as a musician of note. Attitude revealed that he records his music at House of Rising, and he regularly works with famous Zimbabwean producer Joe Maseko, who also produces for famous local traditional dance group Culture Spears.┬á

“In 2007 I released my first Afro Pop music album called “Moratiwa” which did very well in the market as it also enjoyed airplay in local radio stations,” he says.

He says that Batswana fell in love with his 2007 release, especially the single “Ke dule dule”, which sold about 5 000 copies. Attitude insists that he writes his own songs and finances all his projects.┬áHe sings with multiple languages so that he can sell his albums to a wider market.

“I sing my songs in Shona, Ndebele and Setswana because I want my music to sell even beyond our borders,” he says.

His latest offering is a six track album called “Digorogile”.

“The album talks about marriage. Almost all the songs in the album are wedding songs,” he says.
He says he fell in love with the performing arts at a young age, as he was an actor and singer at school.

“I regularly perform in weddings and music festivals, and the support that I have received is inspiring,” said Attitude.

His favorite track in the album is “Mokapelo” which he says is dedicated to his wife. Attitude counts South African group Platform No.1 and local musician Ashley Gops as his biggest influence.

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