L-tore records three tracks at Oskido la­bel E2 2

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

VO­DA­COM Su­per­stars 2015 mu­sic cat­e­gory win­ner, L-tore, says he got more than he had bar­gained for at South African pro­ducer Oskido’s Midrand stu­dio by record­ing three tracks in­stead of the ini­tially planned sin­gle.

L-tore won the top prize in the fourth edi­tion of the Vo­da­com Su­per­stars tal­ent search com­pe­ti­tion held on 10 Oc­to­ber 2015. In ad­di­tion to the cash prize of M70 000, the rap­per also won the op­por­tu­nity to record a sin­gle at Oskido’s Kalawa Jazzmee record la­bel.

Speak­ing dur­ing the prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony for the tal­ent search com­pe­ti­tion win­ners on Mon­day in Maseru, L-tore said he went to Kalawa Jazzmee last Tues­day and re­turned home on Fri­day. De­spite be­ing sched­uled to record one track, the rap­per whose real name is Lerato Leteka, said he ended up record­ing three.

“Upon my ar­rival in Jo­han­nes­burg on Tues­day, we went to Oskido’s top-class stu­dio in Midrand where we started off by sam­pling beats to find the most suit­able one for my sin­gle,” L-tore said.

“It came out per­fectly, and ev­ery­body who was in the stu­dio loved it. Be­cause the sin­gle came out so well, I got the op­por­tu­nity to record an­other track with Kalawa Jazmee Hip Hop star, AB Crazy, and the third track with Oskido’s son Base.”

De­scrib­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence as a “life­time op­por­tu­nity”, he said Vo­da­com Le­sotho (VCL) had af­forded him an chance he had al­ways yearned for, but which seemed im­pos­si­ble due to re­source con­straints.

“I feel hon­oured by the op­por­tu­nity I was given and be­ing able to im­press at Kalawa Jazmee. Once again, I would like to thank Vo­da­com Le­sotho for this life­time op­por­tu­nity,” said L-tore.

The other win­ners in­cluded the group Con­verse He­roes which tri­umphed in the dance cat­e­gory at the ex­pense of sec­ond and third run­ners-up An­gel Ja­son as well as Keke and Hadebe re­spec­tively. Con­verse He­roes will also get a Video Fea­ture with the same la­bel. DJ Li­nah tri­umphed in the fe­male DJ cat­e­gory with El’ Asla and DJ Pa­lyce­tra com­ing sec­ond and third re­spec­tively.

Six­teen-year-old DJ Vesta was the tal­ent search’s youngest win­ner in the male dee­jay cat­e­gory with Afrodj and Tšelisodj com­ing sec­ond and third re­spec­tively. The win­ning dee­jays in the male and fe­male also won the op­por­tu­nity to per­form along­side DJ Oskido in two gigs he will be hold­ing in South Africa this fes­tive sea­son.

On his part, VCL Mar­ket­ing Spe­cial­ist, Seema Tsotetsi, said L-tore would per­form the three tracks along­side AB Crazy at the Vo­da­com Summa Feva con­cert on 18 De­cem­ber 2015.

“This prize-giv­ing is not the end of work­ing re­la­tions be­tween Vo­da­com Le­sotho and th­ese su­per­stars. We have a cou­ple of cam­paigns lined up for themhem and oth­ers who en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion tion to keep the flame burn­ing un­til the next edi­tion in 2016,” he said.

“The fi­nal­ists have also o ap­proached us about help­ing them hold joint shows, but we are still wait­ing for their pro­posal to be fi­nalised alised so it can be ap­proved.”

VO­DA­COM Su­per­stars com­pe­ti­tion 2015 win­ners and run­ners-up pose for a group photo dur­ing the prize giv­ing cer­e­mony on Mon­day.

Rap­per L-tore

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