Sheleng attempts a second comeback

Traditional dance trio Tselakgopo promised sparks when they broke into the scene in 2006. The youngsters, Rose Ramogotsi, Kenalemodisa Mmolawa and Poifo Motladiile were fresh faces who exhibited the right attitude and a hunger to woo audiences.

However, shortly after releasing their first album, the group disbanded amid reports of conflicts in management of the band. Ironically, this transpired shortly after their debut album won the Best newcomer award at the Botswana Musicians Union (BOMU) awards.

The cracks were evidently too wide and the members decided to part ways. The only male member of the group, Mmolawa, immediately went on a solo expedition trading as Sheleng. His solo sojourn saw his two albums fail to make a good impression. Motladile also embarked on quite an unconvincing solo career as a jazz musician. Ramogotsi is rumored to be living in South Africa. Mmolawa is now trying to revive his career with a new album and believes he has struck the right cord this time around. “I believe I had previously not fulfilled my true potential as a musician. There is still a lot I can achieve and those who had concluded that I was done and dusted are in for a surprise,” Mmolawa told Showbiz. He admitted that his two earlier projects were of poor quality and subsequently received a lukewarm response.

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