Tuesday, May 21, 2024

BDF man releases Afro jazz, Afro soul album

A soldier with the Botswana Defence Force has released an album which is enjoying playtime on the local airwaves. One of the songs in his newly released album titled “Motheo “is already on the Gabzfm top 20.

The musician, Tebogo Mathiba, says Motheo is his debut album. Currently employed as a nurse at the Botswana Defence Force, Mathiba says he has featured five artists in his album. He wants to soldier on and establish himself in the music industry, he adds.

The artist indicated that he sings all the songs using Setswana on his Afro Jazz and Afro Soul 14-track album.

“I used Setswana because I wanted to express myself very well. I wanted to reach Batswana,” says Mathiba. “I just felt that I should also come to the podium since I have been working behind the scenes where they featured me.”

Mathiba says he has also released a video for his first single song, “Thari ya Sechaba”. In the song, he praises women who have made a huge contribution to society. He mentions the likes of Amantle Montsho and Emma Warreus in his songs to acknowledge their contribution.

Mathiba expresses joy that his album is enjoying a lot of air play in radio. “So far the song Itswarelaneng is on Gabzfm top 20. I never thought it would receive that much attention before the launch slated for next year,” he says.

The song is meant to encourage people to forgive each other. Mathiba reveals his concern about family fights in homes. Itswarelaneng encourages people to stop the fights and forgive each other.Mathiba says he featured Tshepo Lesole in the song.

In another song, he features Motswako artist Kelebogile HT Mabua. He says most of his songs touch on issues of morality. He also states that he was trying to encourage parents to raise their children the right way because they are the future of tomorrow.

The album, produced by Tshepo Lesole and Njorenge, also features the likes of Punah Gabasiane, Ntirelang Berman, Normadic, HT and Lizibo. It is due to be launched next year.


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