Stenson Koote releases Covid-19 inspired album
UPCOMING gospel artiste, Stenson Koote, has released his second album Bokang Molimo which details the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Basotho.
Released on 8 August 2020, Koote produced each of the eight songs on the project which is available on all major digital stores.
In a recent interview with the Xpress People, Stenson said he wanted to showcase the ordeals of the average Mosotho through his art so that later generations will be able to understand what is transpiring now.
“I have struggled a lot financially because of the Covid-19 pandemic while others have lost their jobs,” Stenson said.
“I had to be as creative as possible and come up with a piece of art that speaks about Covid-19 and its effects on Basotho. Even after this pandemic, the next generation will know of the problems the entire world faced this year through this album.”
Stenson said his ever-growing audience has received the album positively.
He said he would soon begin shooting the music videos for some of the songs off Bokang Molimo, which he will begin releasing in September this year.
Born Thibello Koote in Sefikeng, Ha-Telukhuonana in the Berea district, Stenson started pursuing music in 2014 as a form D student at Pulane High School.
The late gospel sensation, Oleseng Shuping, inspired a young Stenson and he has since been creating music as an independent artiste.
Stenson released his debut album dubbed Borena Ba Leholimo in his final year of high school in 2015.
“I have realised that many Basotho, including myself, are talented but we lack the income required to build our different arts.
“This however, won’t stop me from reaching as far as and beyond what the likes of Oleseng have. I want to become an inspiration to Basotho and give them hope to believe they can be all they want to be,” Stenson said.