Driving and Dreaming With Famole
In Maseru, a “4+1” refers to a five-seater vehicle used to transport people around town. Drivers also offer long-distance trips, often used by Basotho who have business in Ladybrand or Bloemfontein. One afternoon, Tseliso Monaheng caught a 4+1 from the other side of town to the taxi rank. The single passenger and driver embarked on…
#GuestPost | A Note On ‘Mesa
When days were bright, I watched my father laugh with his contemporaries such as late Famo musician, Ntate Hatlane, in the living room or verandah of the Maseru West house I grew up in.
My Short Story’s Been Selected For A Sesotho Anthology
At some point while gingerly walking on my writerly path, a thought occured to me. Initially it came, as most ideas do, in the form of a joke. I thought to myself: ‘Wouldn’t it be funny (READ: dope) if I were to publish short story, or a novel, in Sesotho?’.
The first time I hung around this dude was when the “Basali basali” remix was popping — roughly eighteen months ago. He was fairly unknown at that point and has worked hard to be where he is: one of the biggest rappers in Lesotho at the moment. Big up Jiji F! *His debut album “Maloti Green…
When Zakes Mda Came To Lesotho
Earlier this year, I got to review ntate Zakes Mda’s memoirs, “Sometimes there is a void“, for Warscapes. I’ve been trying to get an interview with him since, to no avail. He was in Maseru this past week to give the annual Mohlomi lecture (check out this blog post for background on chief Mohlomi). I gathered…
I got to hang out with an amazing bunch of producer friends about two weeks ago. Besides taking a few snaps, I managed to capture golden moments on film. One includes Sanhedrin getting uber-excited when someone (I forget who exactly) mentioned that they had a bunch of samples to give away. I even managed to…
I might as well go off on a limp and make this a regular feature – a weekly/bi-weekly feature where I post up pictures which were snapped by me. The frequency shall be determined by picture availability. I was with a bunch of rapper/producers friends in Maseru yesterday at a place called Khubetsoana. These two…