Upcoming kwaito artist, Gomolemo Thepa aka Shamele recently released his single titled Dula Stilo to honour President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi.
The 27-year-old man told Arts & Culture that moving from his home village Serowe to Gaborone he was following his dream to dance, but because of life’s commitments and trying to get an education, things did not work out as planned. Shamele said when dance did not work out, he later developed passion for singing.
“So far I am enjoying the challenges that I am going through because they have all pushed and motivated me and kept me on my toes to do more and not give up,” he proudly said. Shamele added that he learnt a few things about Batswana’s expectations from upcoming artists.
He said the expectations taught him how to give the people what they want.
“At the beginning of my music career as a solo artist I had set a target for myself. While doing this I knew one has to always leave room for disappointment, but by far the support I have got from Batswana has been remarkably amazing because I knew that eventually I will get to where I want to be,” Shamele added.
Shamele was quick to say that to build a music career, one has to be passion-driven because it exhausts mentally, physically and even financially.
Shamele added that he wants people to first know who Shamele is, by producing a few solo singles before collaborating.
He said he would like Batswana to get to know his music and differentiate him from other local Kwaito artists.
“My main focus right now is to build my brand.
However, I would like to thank Creative Flares Films for the good job they did in filming my music video and obviously everyone who stood by me throughout my journey as an upcoming solo kwaito artist,” he said.