Tau Ya Setso: A passionate folklore poet

Tau Ya Setso
Tau Ya Setso

Mogorosi Ontuetse is a 35-year-old folklore poet from Goo-Tau village in Tswapong who does traditional poetry to praise, teach, and entertain.

Also known as Tau Ya Setso in the local poetry space, Ontuetse explained that he grew up in a traditional family with his grandfather tending to the family cattle.

He said his grandfather used to praise his cattle through poetry, which inspired him to be an equally talented poet as his grandfather. He pointed out that he liked folklore poetry because he enjoyed the rich Setswana language as it makes him feel rejuvenated and gives him a sense of belonging and dignity. “I started doing poetry when I was doing Standard 7 in 2002 and the public really loved it and urged me to do it more often. My memorable performance was when I was still in my junior secondary school where I was a Form 1 student and I scooped position one at a Setswana fair.

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