With his trademark free-flowing white robes and accompanying brown blanket, complete with a sturdy-looking walking stick, DR Vom is one of the more recognisable artists in the country.
The 41-year-old Tatisiding native, who was born Kangangwani Mogocha, won the hearts of Batswana with his huge hit ‘Tsaya Thobane’, which became the sound of the Bot50 celebrations.
Q. Who is one person you would love to have a chat with and why?
A. The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng.
I feel arts contribute a lot to the country’s economy and if I could meet him, we could come up with ideas.
Q. What’s something you were really stressed about but it turned out to be no big deal?
A. To raise 10 children because I thought it was going to be hard but it turned out to be the easiest thing ever.
Q. What are you tired of hearing about and has completely lost your respect?
A. Everything about COSBOTS because they always talk and they don’t deliver.
Q. Who are two people you only met once but they left a big impression on you?
A. Our President Ian Khama and Oliver Mtukudzi.
Q. Who or what do you always have time for?
A. My children because they are the reason I love life.
Q. What are you most proud of?
A. I am proud of my music because it celebrates Batswana and people outside the country always relate to my music.
The fact that ‘Tsaya Thobane’ song was used for our 50th Independence celebrations makes me proud.
Q. Five things people don’t know about you?
- I have 20 years in the music industry
- My music is spiritual
- I have never won any award!
- I have groomed artists like Eskimos, Slizer, Ponka, Tyte, Mercy M, Sweggalady and Mreppa wa Eloyi
- I have 10 children (six girls and four boys)