This week when one of my colleagues told me about this hot new track taking Botswana by storm called Mammotse, I just had to check it out! The track has got Batswana up and down the country in something of a tizzy and having listened to it, I can confirm the song is a solid, ridiculously catchy offering from Motlha, the talented 2015 My Star winner. Motlha Mompe won the Season 9 of the local singing contest, My Star at the age of 21. He stormed to victory following a rousing performance of Sia’s Chandelier – not the easiest of songs to sing! – earning him a hearty applause AND standing ovation from the audience. The Mmadinare-born star is well on the path to carving out a sizzling career as Botswana’s latest Afro-Jazz musician. He’s definitely one to watch.
Do you know of any exciting new singing sensations emerging out of Botswana? Is there any, especially fresh new local music that you believe is worth sharing with a wider audience? Please submit your suggestions to us so we can put Botswana talent on the map; you never know who may be watching!!