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Bolobedu is pro­duc­ing many artists in the area and all of them are ex­cep­tion­ally loved by their fans. DJ Janisto is a Lim­popo-based Bolobedu mu­sic artist whose mu­sic ca­reer has re­cently taken him to places. His mu­si­cal jour­ney was not as easy as it seemed, but the tal­ented Janisto made it pos­si­ble for his dream to come true. Be­ing in­spired by other prov­inces and coun­tries hav­ing their own mu­sic styles, which specif­i­cally rep­re­sent them. He is cur­rently in a duet called “Dou­ble-Trou­ble” with his all times mu­sic part­ner “CK”. Janisto opens up to Em­pow­ered about his mu­si­cal jour­ney.

Choos­ing the genre:

It was dif­fi­cult be­cause the genre or kind of mu­sic we are do­ing has been un­der­mined by many, es­pe­cially those from other prov­inces. They called it “Bakete” and some called it “Mmino wa makompo” (mu­sic of the un­civ­i­lized), but we kept on sol­dier­ing on un­til now the mu­sic is hav­ing great word of mouth with many fans in the coun­try”, he says.

Hav­ing pride in the mu­sic and cul­ture:

Janisto to­gether with is part­ner “CK” were guests on the South African SABC 3 show, Ex­presso. Hav­ing pride in their cul­ture and the mu­sic as a whole, Janisto says that they have re­alised that there is no way one can make their cul­ture taken se­ri­ous if one does not go around the world with cul­tural pride. “It is to our wish that the Kh­elobedu lan­guage be of­fi­cialised and peo­ple get to speak it like any other lan­guages”, he says.

Ad­vise to the youth:

Get­ting into the mu­sic in­dus­try takes noth­ing, but strong pas­sion and ea­ger to do it. “It is not as easy as it may seem. Con­cen­trate on what you want, know your ob­jec­tives. Do not give up when things seem to be not go­ing ac­cord­ingly. Have vi­sion of what­ever you want to do and by do­ing that, every­thing will be al­right”, says Janisto. The “Be Care­ful” hit mak­ers, Janisto and CK have a strong re­la­tion­ship as mu­sic part­ners and friends. will en­ter­tain and leave trea­sur­able knowl­edge within one’s life. “We al­ways make sure that ev­ery re­lease is some­thing that con­veys good mes­sage and ad­vise every­one through the mu­sic. Every­thing has its unique sound com­pared to oth­ers”, he says.

What to ex­pect:

Janisto and CK are cur­rently work­ing on a project that fea­tures some of the na­tional artists as well as lo­cals. All the sin­gles that have been recorded will be re­leased as an al­bum to­wards Septem­ber this year.

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