Magadi makes waves in the music Industry

Magadi with SABC 2’s Hectic Nine-9 show host Anathi Godlo and guest Nikhil Kumar
Magadi with SABC 2’s Hectic Nine-9 show host Anathi Godlo and guest Nikhil Kumar

Magadi Mokgaotsane, a 20-year-old rising star from Kopong is making a significant impact on the music scene, with her music reaching beyond Botswana's borders and catching the attention of Trace Studios.

In an exclusive interview with Arts&Culture, Mokgaotsane explained that she was recently featured on SABC 2’s Hectic Nine-9 show at Cape Town, South Africa, where she then had the platform to share insights about the music and art industry of Botswana during the African Month celebration. "I was contacted for an interview regarding the art and music scene in Botswana, and I closed the show with a live performance of my own song," Magadi revealed. She said her passion for music stems from her upbringing and exposure to various art forms. "I've always been a creative person brimming with ideas. My father used to play music on our drives, igniting my passion for music from a young age," she explained.

Furthermore, Magadi said her musical journey took off in March 2022 when she performed for the first time at 'Perfect Noise', a local live performance event in Botswana. "Stepping on stage with a live band was exciting, the audience’s energy and support gave me the confidence to pursue music," Mokgaotsane. On other issues, she said despite being relatively new to the scene, she is determined to take a fluid and authentic approach to her music. "I particularly enjoy dreamy sounds and genres like Alternative/Avant R&B, Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Soul, Jazz, and Indie music. My debut song, Backseat Headrush, encapsulates the dreamy vibe I resonate with and hope to further explore in my new releases," Magadi remarked.

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