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Motsamai releases seventh album

Mohalenyane Phakela

GOSPEL music sensation Rorisang Motsamai has released his seventh album titled Faithful which is centred on praising the mercies God shows to his people.

Released a fortnight ago, the 10-track offering comprises tracks like Holy Spirit, which he describes as a modern gospel song with a touch of house music, targeted at the youth.

Another track close to his heart is Oa re sireletsa, loosely translated “He protects us” which is more based on personal experience. Other tracks to look out for include He lives, Matla and My Sacrifices among others.

“I wrote Oa re sireletsa based on the experience I had in 2010 when I was invited to a show in Maseru while I was staying in Mafeteng district,” the Ha Pita based Motsamai told Xpress People.

“When I had to perform I was told there were no arrangements made for me therefore I had to walk from the convention centre to Ha Mabote where my sister was staying. That experience made me realise that God protects us everywhere we go hence I wrote this song to exalt God.

“I titled the album Faithful because I have seen how God has been great to me and I believe it has been the same case with other fellow Christians. It also serves as an inspiration to those in despair to trust in God so that he can bless them as stated in Deuteronomy 28.”

Deuteronomy chapter 28 verse one reads: “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth”.

Drawing inspiration from South African Gospel queen Rebecca Malope and the late pop star Brenda Fassie, Motsamai began his music career in a church choir in 1997. He went solo in 2006 and released his debut self-titled album the same year which was in 2008 followed by Kena Le Jesu. He later released Molimo O Teng, Setsoalle le Jesu, My Hero, My King. Last year he was nominated for the best Gospel Artist at the Ultimate Music Awards through My Hero and he ranked two in the category.

Motsamai said his journey has been filled with hardships and rejections but he has kept his faith in God

“The music industry is filled with many hardships and it is in rare cases that one can consider it his only career. I was once rejected at shows even when I offered to perform for free. I have been signed by a record label before but now I am an independent musician.

“The reception that I now get wherever I am called to perform has proven that people love my music and that is a blessing,” Motsamai said.


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