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Damario releases solo album

Lerato Matheka

MASERU — Damario has finally delivered his first solo project.

The former Lefate frontman, born Lethapa Tikiso, had initially announced his solo album, Manong: Pain and Chains, would be released in June.

But he said he had to delay the release to polish up the quality of the album.

He performed some songs from the 14-track album at the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival a fortnight ago.

Damario said he found the response so encouraging that he decided to pop the album onto the market.

“From the reception I received at the Morija festival I am confident that the sales are going to be positive,” he told Xpress People.

Tracks such as My Journey, It’s Too Late and Forever Young have been blazing on local radio stations since June.

“I wanted to release a high quality project that is unique,” Damario said, explaining why he delayed releasing the solo project.

“I had to take the album back to the studio for proper mastering because I felt the quality was not meeting my set standards.”

He said he was targeting both the Lesotho and South African markets as the festive season beckons.

“I had radio DJs telling me my style is fresh and different from what Lefate was offering and I am glad I managed to initiate a fresh start that will identify me as a solo artist,” he said.

Damario said he will be launching the album nest Tuesday, almost a month after its release.

“The launch was planned to be before the release but because the album delayed, I had to attend to the demand as people were having doubts that I will ever pull it through,” he said.

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