Upcoming singer and aspiring guitarist Genius Senyatso wants to follow in his late father’s steps and be one of the most respected local musicians.
The 30-year-old intimated this to Voice Entertainment recently minutes after putting up an impressive performance at the Fête de la Musique music festival at Botswana Craft.
“I want to be one of the best and also keep my father’s legacy alive. I learnt a lot from him. He taught me a lot about music and life in general. I owe a lot to him and his legacy” says the young man who says he is into music more out of love than commercial reasons.
“If the money comes it will be a bonus”, he said.
He said his father taught him that music and poetry should be done for love.
“The main aim should be to address social issues such as poverty, unemployment, love, religion and others. In fact a poet or musician should use their talent to address anything that needs is affecting the society they live in. An artist should be a social commentator. That is what I am as was my father”.
Senyatso revealed that he is working on his début album which should be out soon.
Genius went on to say that he would soon be re-issuing his father’s music as part of keeping the Duncan Senyatso legacy alive.
“I am currently discussing the project with Botswana Craft Marketing and other interested parties. I am confident we will have the project going.”
He also confessed that he is a big fan of his father and that at the moment he finds no reason to listen to other people.
If not listen to him I listen to my own work”, said Genius.