Senwelo drums his way to the top


It is not everyday that you get to meet a 20-year-old artist who has made a mark in the arts. Amazingly Wynton Senwelo has already performed with the who-is-who of the Botswana Afro-jazz scene. Arts & Culture caught up with the gifted young man, barely out of his teens.

“I started playing drums when I was only nine-years-old, but became professional at 14,” says Senwelo who hails from Madineng ward in Mochudi, but has spent his formative years in Gaborone.

The self-taught drummer says that many professionals noticed his talent.  As a result he has a list of highly regarded instrumentalists who have mentored him such as Phillip Mhlanga, Moses Modise, the late Tsilo Baitsile, Sello Montwedi and Makhwengwe Mengwe.

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