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Lesotho thrills Musa

Mohalenyane Phakela

IDOLS South Africa Season Nine winner, Musa Sukwene, says he was overwhelmed by the love he was shown in Lesotho.

The musician made a quick stop over in Maseru on Thursday to promote for his recently released self-titled album, MUSA and he confessed that his fans shocked him by singing his previously released tracks word for word.

On arrival at the Sunday Express offices in Lower Thetsane on the day of the tour, he was greeted by fans who sang for him his banger, Angsakwazi, from his 2016 album Mr Serious.

“I thought they were just singing a teaser just to prove to me that they know my music but I am totally humbled by the fact that they actually know the whole track,” Musa said.

Musa was in the country to market his latest 12-track album released on 13 July this year on which he collaborated with legendary Tsepo Tshola on a track titled Bophelo. The musician said he was confident that the track would take the country by storm.

“Lesotho is the first country I have toured with the album the reason being that I worked with Lesotho’s finest talent, Ntate Tsepo Tshola, hence I felt I just needed to do it personally.

“My previous offering, Mr Serious, also did well in terms of sales and appreciation here in Lesotho and I am hopeful that this one will go an extra mile,” Musa said.

The singer, producer and songwriter got the spotlight when we won the popular musical contest, Idols in 2013, on which he also starred as the guest judge earlier this year for Season 19 auditions.

He debuted in the industry in 2013 with the album The Dream which was followed by Mr Serious in 2016 which carried the hit, Mthande, featuring the late multi-award-winning singer and producer Robbie Malinga.

Following Malinga’s death, he found himself at the crossroads and he chose to take a giant leap of faith going at it alone.

Regarding it as one of his best works to date, Musa says he is confident that the new albums will do exceptionally well.

HE said the album explores chapters of his life and described it as “a rainbow of beautiful South African sounds”.

MUSA is about spreading the message of love and that human beings are born out of love. The space that I am currently in is filled with love and I am totally consumed by it. I was born into a loving family. I love all facets of love. I need people never to forget what love is to us. God has been so great to me and opened my eyes.

“Working alone allowed me space to think independently and to reference the music I love. I searched for all South African sounds and its heritage that we South Africans cannot pretend we do not know.

“I want to make timeless music. I want my legacy to be my music,” he said.

Besides Bophelo, the other tracks to look out for are Ngivumele and Makoti. On Ngivumele, a love song in the mould of wedding ballads, he worked with Ntsika Ngxanga of The Soil.

Makoti is another Sesotho track which adapts the 80s style ready-made for a step wedding dance.

The gifted musician debuted Lesotho alongside Robbie Malinga to perform at the 2016 edition of the Ultimate Music Awards.

He said he was working with his team to include Lesotho on the performance tour.

“We have not started the performance tour yet but we are structuring arrangements to make Lesotho our first step outside South Africa. I cannot wait to be on stage with Ntate Tsepo Tshola,” Musa said.

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