The 2015 My Star winner Motlha held his debut one-man live show this past weekend – dubbed ‘One Night with Motlha’ and the Mmamotse hit maker made it truly a night to remember for revellers and his music lovers who attended.
Motlha lived up to everyone ‘s expectations, serenading the crowd with his melodious voice, dishing out hits after hits from his upcoming album and a few covers of local Afro Jazz hit like Stampore’s Ba ga Mmangwato ba ga Mabiletsa.
But it was his hit song Mmamotse that totally set the house on fire. Although the star’s velvety voice was really the centre piece of the whole performance, the excited crowd didn’t give him a chance, joining in and singing Mmamotse with him word for word from start to end.
The show featured performances by Botswana’s very own ‘Ke lekhete ‘and Khiri Khiri Khorong’ hit maker ATI, Andy Muridzo and Lionel Siwela from Zimbabwe and Bekezela and Soul Kulture from South Africa.
Bekezela was the closing act of the show, a perfect ‘dessert’ for the jam packed night as his self-titled single, Bekezela is currently a hit. He also shared a stage with Motlha and pledged his support for the local muso.
According to Suffocate, Motlha’s Manager and Producer, Motlha is going to feature in both Bekezela and Soul Kulture‘s albums that will soon be released.
Motlha is expected to release his debut album next month (July) and it will be distributed via the South African music shop; Musica. Copies will also be available in selected strategic points for individual purchases.
The 24-year-old Mmadinare-born singer won Season 9 of the local singing competition; My Star in 2015 at the age of 21. He has since proved to be a force to reckon with in the Afro jazz genre locally and the world seems to be his oyster.
Internationally the pint-sized star is also making his mark. He is the first Motswana to have performed on Robert Marawa’s show; Late night with Robert Marawa on SuperSport. He has also performed on Yo TV on SABC 1 and is scheduled to perform soon at a location yet to be confirmed, still in South Africa.