VEE’S NEW DVD
The back of the DVD cover reads thus: “This marks a historical moment in Botswana music. In this DVD, we see Vee’s production and presentation matching international standards. Showing more growth as both a performer and a brand. The choreography in all the videos is fresh and outstanding. Once again Vee proves that indeed ke kgosi ya straata. Zaza 2010″…Monnamogolo can confirm these few lines. The DVD is perhaps the best Vee has ever made. It includes the tunes Phanzi, Zaza, Joina, Zimbabwe, Parara, Kaone, Botswana and Zazile. It also includes the much talked about performance at the recent Miss Botswana. There is also lots of behind the scenes shots. The DVD gets an eight out of ten stars from Monnamogolo. Go get it now. For DVD and CD reviews on this page call 72842046! 2.
K-1 is da man!
Anyone who thinks anyone else other than Kaone should be representing Botswana at the final Big Brother Africa reality show should go and take a long swim at the Gaborone Dam to breathe easy. Kaone is the best Motswana to ever play this game, he was robbed last time on Big Brother Africa 4. Ma-Cat are crying fowl that Warona should have been the one. No way…Warona is my gal, but she only stayed to the end because she was not a threat and the other contestants knew it and that’s why they let her stay to the end. Even Tawana, played the game better than her. On Tuesday, a BBA 5 poll that sought opinion from viewers as to who they thought would leave first had Ethiopian Yacob with the biggest votes to leave, Munya with the least votes and Big K-1 was the fourth least likely to leave. I am pulling for K-1 with all my body and soul, if he wins I am gonna twist my employers hands to give him a radio show….so all u Batswana out there, campaign to keep him in the house!
DITIRO TSAGA DITIRO
Former Matsieng strongman, Ditiro, popularly known as DT is back at it again, with a brand new album. This time he recorded his third solo album in South Africa at Sunshine. Produced by Hepter Mailula who has made a number of Botswana household names in South Africa including Rra Dijo, the eight track album, “More Oo Ko Ntsweng” is vintage DT. Listening to this album from track one to the very end, it is no wonder Matsieng has never recovered since he left them. Tunes like Ditsala, Molekane, Mokapelo, Ramarepetla, Ngwanaka and Tshwana featuring Ramapetla really stand out. Programmed by Space and Ditiro himself, it is a must for all tradtional music enthusiasts. It gets an 8 out of 10 stars from Monnamogolo. For CD and DVD reviews call yours truly at 72842046! 5.
STERIOPHONIC EQULIBRIUM CHOOONS!
T “Dot” Makaya and Berry Bone form such a formidable production duo. So formidable that Monnamogolo puts them in the same league as Hail Earth as two of the leading hip hop producers in the country. Mkaya hails from Zimbabwe and was one of the leading hip hop producers in that country before he moved to Botswana a few years ago to join Mud Hut Studio as a audio producer for the company. There he got hooked up with Berry Bone and the duo have been a rising force since then. They have each released solo albums in the last year or so, Makaya’s album, a hip hop album and Berry Bone’s, a house album. The brothers have now teamed up to drop a joint hip hop album, “Stereophonic Equilibrium”, and oooh my lord….its a gem! The album features Shanti-Lo, Sthibo, Ref, Blaze, Aether, Smawlz, Cibil Nyte, Ftr, Zootath MC, Liz, Bundu Lama and D-Nice. the first single, Sweet Like has already topped the charts at Yarona Fm. But my absolute favourite tune on this album is Hustle. It gets an 8 out of 10 from Monnamogolo, don’t sleep on it. For CD and DVD reviews call yours truly at 72842046!