Lizibo’s story

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 03 August 2016   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Lizibo Lizibo

Born Lizibo Glen Simon from the north east village of Zwenshabe some 30 years ago, he has grown into a music powerhouse, giving true meaning to the adage that dynamites come in small packages. Though pintsized, his musical talent is massive. He chose Maitisong as a venue last week to share with his family, closest friends and mentors the story of his journey so far.  The Man of Style as he calls himself was striking in his outfit, coming out all elegant and classy. His grandmother – the woman he credits for inspiring his talent – was in attendance. He said his family contributed so much into making him the musician he is. He was a member of KTM Choir for eight years before he got on a solo career after meeting the talented producer Tshepo Lesole. He started singing for the choir at just 16 years of age.

Lizibo opened the concert with Mafitlhakgosi traditional group to show his Kalanga roots and the contribution that her mother did in his life as a good traditional dancer. Immediately after that he had took to the share the stage with Evans “Mr Tagg” Modubule singing one of his hit songs Selemela. Kgotla (Mike Mogotsakgotla Kgaodi) of the Matshidiso hit also shared the stage with him singing the song that was once an anthem. KTM Choir and Sethunya Maele also got to share the stage with Lizibo singing Lekau and Lovie respectively. He got so emotional when he had to let Tshepo Lesole sing his song ‘Nkabo ke le kae’ because he referred to him as the man that he always aspires to be like. “This man is a brother and a friend, he guides me and I always just get emotional just to be in his presence,” he said. He has been working with Lesole since his first album Better man. Many people and corporate leaders graced the event and danced the night away which proved that the lad’s music is quite appealing to most people.