Master Dee climbs challenge after challenge

Mater Dee at 2015 My Star Grand Finale. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mater Dee at 2015 My Star Grand Finale. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

As he grew up in the streets of Old Naledi, Keabetswe Sesinyi, better known as Master Dee, used to imitate big stars of that time such as Steve Kekana, Babsy Mlangeni, Mpharanyane and many others.

He remembers vividly how he would listen to these musicians while munching magwinya, which sold for one cent each at Sebego’s tuckshop, owned by the father of the present Botswana Football Association president, Tebogo Sebego.

During the 1970s and into the 80’s, songs from those musicians were the order of the day in high-density areas such as Old Naledi, Bontleng, Extension 27 (in Broadhurst), Monarch or Mmanaka and Somerset in Francistown. They vied for airplay with offerings from international musicians like Percy Sledge, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley and the Wailers and so forth on radio and at stonkofela (stokvel) parties.

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