Godisang Radisigo is my name. I was born 40 years ago. I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world, Neelo. We have been blessed with two girls, Angel and Nolwandle - they mean the world to me. Francistown is where I reside and I serve the people of this beautiful city better known as ‘Ghetto’. I am a servant of the people and I do that as the current Deputy Mayor of the city and also as Councillor of Satellite South.
DJ LEXY J: I’d like to know your relationship with music, when did the love begin? How far back can you remember?
GODISANG: Music and I are best of friends...from way back when I was living in Selebi-Phikwe during the BOP TV era. I clearly remember that at some point in my life I wanted to venture into djing but my parents discouraged me. I had so much love for music as a kid especially RAP music. Later on in life I fell in love with Ballroom Dancing. Oh, yes, I did it and I was bad news at it. You know, it really made me appreciated the various genres of music by the likes of Elton John, Julio Iglesias, and Celine Dion etc. I am proud to let you know that I was one of the champions of amateur Ballroom Dancers in Selebi-Phikwe… hahaha…now you know.
DJ LEXY J: What kind of music do you love and how often do you indulge yourself?
GODISANG: I love music with a good beat but mostly old school. Whenever I embark on a road trip I make sure my playlist is up to date because driving while listening to my Hip Hop, Kwaito and Old School House collection brings memories back and I derive joy out of it.
DJ LEXY J: How has music influenced your life over the years?
GODISANG: Music has impacted positively in my life in so many different ways especially when I was growing up. We used to do informal music listening sessions with the boys. When one of us discovered a newly introduced tape either from a new artist or one of the already existing artists we would share the music. Music kept us going and also strengthened our relationships. I also remember at some point we all had to contribute in order to buy a tape by Naughty by Nature. Those were the days of our childhood and guess what – our relationship has now matured and we are still in contact all because we enjoyed music together back then.
DJ LEXY J: Does the music you listen to now differ from what you listened to growing up?
GODISANG: Yes, it does. New beats and tempos have increased the pace so Legends of our days are trying to catch up with today’s market.
DJ LEXY J: Can you think of any particular music/song that you associate a memory, mood, or place with?
GODISANG: Tribal Monks did it for me my brother. I must mention Selebi-Phikwe again it all happened there for me… In fact, till this day whenever I listen to any song from Tribal Monks I smile and feel the joy. This group had tours across the country back then sponsored by Carling Black Label which popularised Black Label. These are the memories I cherish till today.
DJ LEXY J: What is your all-time favourite song(s)?
GODISANG: Rea Di Busa – Thebe; Don B – Banyana Ba Serowe; Skizo- Dlala Sgubhu
DJ LEXY J: Who is your all-time favourite artist, and why?
GODISANG: Tribal Monks, Selebi-Phikwe days during my upbringing. I am who I am because of my growing up in Copper Nickel Town but very much settled in the Ghetto now, my home for years to come.
DJ LEXY J: What’s on your playlist and how do you choose the music that goes onto it?
GODISANG: My collection of Old School artists and groups such as Thebe, BOP and Mdu and Bongo Muffin. The ‘Original Digong’ beat is what I love and I always ensure that it is fully loaded.
DJ LEXY J: So long, have yourself a super duper day!!
GODISANGE: Thank you Nkgonne… My DJ for days, enjoy your day too and good luck with your column…I love it and I religiously follow it.