Selonyana resurfaces with Melao album


Four years after her unceremonious departure from famed traditional dance troupe Culture Spears, Jelinah Mokgwatlheng, popularly known as Selonyana in music circles has released Melao.

Selonyana started as a dancer with Culture Spears in 2005 until 2010 when she parted ways with the group.  Although she tried diplomacy, when she said ill health led to her departure, but let slip that internal shenanigans and greed forced her to leave.

“Yes I had a serious headache problem that made it difficult for me to continue singing and dancing, but there were problems within the group that made it difficult for me to stay on. When we did not have money we were a closely-knit item, but once there was money problems started. Even when I was clearly ill people were not patient with me,” she said.

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