Sunday, January 17, 2021

Mapetla woos audience at album launch

Popular kwaito star, Thabo Ntirang, well known by his stage name Mapetla, launched his Electrified album on Friday evening at Maitisong.

Upon taking the stage, Mapetla saved the audience from the boredom of having to spend over 30 minutes with nothing happening on stage and the Dj playing music to try to keep the crowd entertained.

Before belting songs from his new album, the musician took his fans down memory lane with one or two of his old songs, including Jorotane and the crowd’s all time favourite Aah.

The crowd, which had been sitting all along, stood up and danced, enjoying Mapetla’s old sounds.
He then moved to deliver a performance of songs from Electrified, starting with Electro Tempo, which features Kay Zee and Juju Boy, although Juju Boy was not there to dish out his bit in the track.

Flanked by his dancers who were doing their thing on stage, Mapetla performed a few more songs, including Smother Me, featuring Princess and eventually Uyosala Wena, which has been gracing the airwaves and receiving major airplay on both Botswana Television and the South African Channel O.
Performing at the launch was also Zeus whose act could not go unnoticed. Zeus gave a one-man live performance show accompanied by his guitarist, who equally showed his skills with the instrument. Zeus started by performing his hit song, Imagination, on a relaxed note and finished off with his latest offering Dancing Shoes.

Among the performers was also the popular dance group around the country by far Mophato dance theatre who started with an all white gear of vests and harem pants that saw them do a bit of classic dances moves combined with a bit of traditional dance moves. The group then moved to do an upbeat dance with the Mango Groove song Home Talk.

Other acts on the lineup included performances by dance groups Flexyville and Frekazoid who have both managed to secure themselves a spot in the hearts of Batswana with their talented acts.
Eugene and Helen Jackson, a brother and sister act, performed their hit song Owame.

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