Le­saoana, Queen Mo join forces in new project

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

FANS of poet, Sekete Le­saoana, and rap­per/songstress Queen Mo are in for a treat as the duo has com­bined tal­ents in an eight-track po­etry and song project.

The project, which is still a work in progress, ex­plores a wide va­ri­ety of is­sues with the track, Founder, talk­ing about the fa­ther of the Ba­sotho na­tion Moshoeshoe I and Sit­ting on Top of the World which talks about life ex­pe­ri­ences.

Le­saoana’s said had been in­fus­ing jazzy beats into his verses since 2013, and the col­lab­o­ra­tion with Queen Mo is another stage in his craft’s evo­lu­tion.

“We met when she joined the Hip Hop move­ment Liq­uid Gold, which I was al­ready a part of, and there­after I asked her to join me in the po­etry project,” Le­saoana said in an in­ter­view with the Weekender this week.

“I have al­ways wanted to present po­etry in dif­fer­ent ways by adding melody and rhythm.

“So, when I met Mo I was over­whelmed and dis­cov­ered that she does not only rap and do po­etry but can sing too.”

Flam­boy­ant rap­per and singer, Queen Mo, is among the ris­ing stars in the lo­cal mu­si­cal scene. Born Monono Makhoebe, Queen Mo has gained re­pute in her fledg­ling ca­reer for ver­sa­til­ity as she is not only a rap­per but a poet and singer.

On her part, Queen Mo said she was also ec­static to be part of the project af­ter Le­saoana pitched the idea to her, adding that it has been a learn­ing curve for her.

“I saw the project as a great op­por­tu­nity since I haven’t done po­etry pro­fes­sion­ally be­fore and asked him to men­tor me since he is al­ready es­tab­lished in the craft,” Queen Mo said.

“I am to­tally out of my com­fort zone here. The aim is to get to the depth of who I am as an artist and ex­press my­self with­out the clichés most po­ets usu­ally de­liver.”

Rap­per/songstress Queen Mo

poet Sekete Le­saoana

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