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Bang Gae stable going strong

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 03 May 2017   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Bang Gae stable going strong

The Bang Gae stable boosts of many award winning artists in its ranks. These include Kevin Sekambo (Young Black), Kagiso Keitseope (Epic), Johannes Mangole (Chrome), Oarabile Somolekae (Mizee) and Mpho Molapisi (BigDuce). The trio of Young Black, Epic and Chrome are the leading lights, having made the very popular with their hit songs and award recognitions. The stable’s Young Black said their dream started in 2010 and have now signed up various artists among them the talented songstress Lorato Rantao, High Nation. They have three DJs and six producers to help produce the best music for all their artists. One of the hits that they dropped is Tse Monate featuring MMP Family. Young Black said they are trying to build a corporate identity by making music that corporates can be able to listen to and endorse it at the same time. He appreciates how they have grown in terms of sound. Since music is their daily job, Young Black said they work hard to make sure that they stay relevant by following trends. “That is why we have many different artists in the stable because we look at what people love at the moment and then make sure that our artists release music that will be relevant on that time. Of the many problems that they have to deal with in the business is having to compete with people that have a day job, especially in dee-jaying. He encouraged the corporates to make sure that they help in diversifying the economy the way other countries do by investing in talent. “Some countries are really helping their artists especially those who put effort in everything that they do; our work rate is amazing and the level of output is wonderful,” he said. He challenged the government to pay attention and put money in music the same way they do in sport. One of the successful artists under the stable Chrome said it is their aim to make the entertainment industry lucrative in Botswana so that the country can be known around the world by their artists just like other countries. “We want to improve the show business because we know that it can create employment and with that we need the support because the talent is already there,” he said. They called for support because if not so then the many talented artists in the local industry will lose out. The stable has recently released a single by one of their DJs – DJ Soul Stax. The song is titled Kao Bona and it features vocals by Mafoko who recently did vocals for Strictly House Bonds hit song ‘My Love’. Having already received airplay in the local radio stations, the song promises to be a hit.