MUSICAL Band No body for President recently released a single titled Where I am from on which the three-piece band reflects on the challenges they face in their daily lives.
The Cape Town based band is made up of local rapper Sechaba Nyenye Masupha aka Folakha who is a member of popular Sesotho Hop movement, Ts’epe; Siston Otis Petros aka Anu and Lisa Martin aka Elle-mental.
Folakha, is a versatile and creative lyricist who raps in Sesotho and adds authentic African feel while Anu is an artiste with a thick catalog and is also an activist and Elle-mental strikes the perfect balance with her poetic and harmonious vocals.
Folakha told the Xpress People that the song, composed by the three band members, was inspired by life experiences and how people treat each other.
“When we came up with the song, we were in the middle of fighting forced evictions, protesting with fees must fall student activists and fighting water tariffs and electricity to name a few,” Folakha said.
He added that it was through all the protests that they decided to come up with the name No Body for President as a rebellion against the status quo.
He further said the band is planning to tour Lesotho early next year to market most of the tracks on their upcoming EP (extended play) expected in April next year.
He said among the tracks to look forward to on the album are Balimo, Director’s Cut and The road among others.
“We have to start somewhere on our maiden African adventure and I guess Lesotho is a choice for the first stop on our way across the world with our music,” Folakha said.