Loeto makes a return to music


Loeto Samantha Sono is back to the music scene after taking a break from singing. The 31-year-old wife and mother’s music journey began seven years ago when she was at university at Monash in South Africa.

She, however, stopped when pursued her studies. In an interview with Arts & Culture she explained that she then went to London to study for her MBA and while she was there she was inspired by the African acts that had made it internationally. “When I got back to Botswana In 2020 I began making music again, and now I am fully committed to it.

I am mainly a house and R&B artist. However I do other genres. I love house music and R&B because it’s the music I grew up listening to. I currently have three singles out. Naledi was produced by BeatSlayer. I wrote and recorded it in 2020 and the song was about my late grandmother. Naledi has done very well on radio. It peaked at number two on the Gabz Fm top 40 and the video has 12k views on YouTube,” she said. Loeto further explained that Deejay Enton produced her second single dubbed ‘Get into the groove’. She explained that it was a song about getting past hard times and moving on to good times. She said given all the problems people faced due to the pandemic, it was a song that got people in good spirits. Her latest single is titled Pelo Yame and Deejay Enton produced as well.

Loeto wrote the song to express her love for her husband. She pointed out that he was a huge supporter of everything she does. She added that she writes all her songs, the melodies and words. She explained that usually a melody would come first, give her a feeling adding that from that feeling she would then put words to it and express herself through the music. “Batswana are slowly starting to know who I am. They are embracing my music and I am so happy about that. 2021 was such a transformative year for my music.

I am very grateful for the love and support,” she said. Moreover, she explained that her music was unique because it is not fiction but she writes about what she feels, sees and experiences. She said one of the biggest challenges she faced include finding people to work with. She explained that most people she met who were very talented did not do music full time since it is not sustainable. The other challenge she pointed out was the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the entertainment industry, as it had to be closed for a long time.

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