Botswana: Mambo Drops Dancehall Album


Maun — Maun-based artiste, Onalethata Ntema affectionately known as ‘Mambo’ has dropped a new 22-track dancehall album titled, Stranger.

In an interview recently, the 36-year-old, Ntema revealed that the album had already hit the shelves of Gaborone and Maun malls and doing exceptionally well.

The album, he said would soon be availed online in platforms such as I-tunes and Sound Cloud.

He also said the album was produced at Hashtag Music Studio in Kasane by one Mogomotsi Moshongo adding that some of the hits featured the best local artistes citing the likes of Kelebogile Mabua known as HT Tautona in the music circle.

The multi-talented artiste revealed that the album carried strong message aimed to promote peace, unity, socialisation among the society and raised awareness about issues of gender based violence.

Some of the songs, he said cautioned youth to refrain from bad habits, which could destroy their future.

Ntema also explained that some songs promoted cultural preservation as they were spiced with the use of indigenous languages such Shembukushu, Seyeyi and Sesubiya.

He pointed out that he sings various genres of music such as traditional music and reggae as his intention was to deliver messages in different ways in order to transform people’s live and preserve culture and traditions.

Ntema noted that his passion for music started in 2004 while he was still a student at Maun Senior Secondary School as he was talented in singing.

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