MASERU — Famo group, Sefako sa Menoaneng, has released a 12-track album that is likely to be a hit among jazz lovers in Lesotho.
The album titled, Rangoane Sefako Jazz: Lemekemeke, has been receiving massive airplay on local radio stations.
It features hits such as Lemekemeke, Tlhekefetso, Khomo tse kholo and Lerato.
The group lead singer Lebohang Letšohla told the Weekender that music is a calling and he is merely making full use of his God-given talent.
“I am a creativity-driven artiste who just lives to make music and I compose music in all the genres and I do this to help those with the singing talent to help compose music for them,” Letšohla said.
“I have released a gospel album where I collaborated with Justice Mofoleng in 2005.
“I also produced a reggae album in 2007. In 2012 I also released a jazz album.”
Letšohla said he began his music career in 2000.
“I love all the genres and I hope my supporters will continue buying my music,” he said.
He said he feels at home when releasing music in the various genres.
“It is also to make music for all types of people but famo is where I began and that is where I found the most support so my supporters should not think I am abandoning them.
“I am just expanding,” Letšohla said.
He said the album’s lyrics touch on issues such as the abuse of men which is often ignored by the authorities.
“The album will be marketed and promoted in Lesotho, South Africa and Botswana,” he said.
Letšohla said despite the high rate of piracy he still retains a strong passion for music.
“I was born a musician and the challenges within the industry cannot affect my creativity, so despite the piracy and other challenges, I will continue to make music in all the genres I feel close to,” he said.
He said because he is an established famo artiste he will use his famo shows to promote and market his other albums.