Fes­tiv­i­ties will be about Kh­elobedu

Candy has sur­prise to chil­dren... again

Sunday World - - Sunday Report -

Afro-soul songstress Candy Tsaman­de­bele aims to prove that this De­cem­ber be­longs to Lim­popo with her yet-to-bere­leased al­bum Hu­penyu Unenge Viri.

The artist, real name Candy Mok­wena, from Ga-Sed­ibeng in Lim­popo, is well-known for singing in Kh­elobedu, the same lan­guage that King Mon­ada sings in.

Mon­ada has set the world alight with his fes­tive pot­boiler Mal­wedhe that had al­ready been touted as song of the year.

Candy, 48, said she had re­alised that mu­sic from their prov­ince was likely to go un­recog­nised but “the whole na­tion shall love it this year”.

Her third ver­sa­tile stu­dio al­bum, con­tain­ing 11 tracks, will be re­leased on Fri­day.

And once again, she has some­thing in store for kids the same way she did with her frisky hit Tsa Man­de­bele by DJ Oskido. This time it will be Ked­hela (ket­tle).

The song tells of the beauty of love which she re­lated to a colour­ful old ket­tle lid.

“Ked­hela is about a kid en­cour­ag­ing his/her sin­gle par­ent to find new love. This is a very youth­ful and jolly song, and we mag­ni­fied that us­ing the dance moves we learnt while we were still young.

“Kh­elobedu is not a well­known lan­guage, maybe that is why our mu­sic does not al­ways go na­tional, but I will stay here to show peo­ple that we ex­ist.

“And for me, it is not only about be­ing part of a cer­tain tribe, it is about be­ing African; a rain­bow con­ti­nent which I rep­re­sent with bright colours,” she said.

She went on to talk about Ke Llela Ng­wana, a soul-stir­ring song that made her teary when she nar­rated its back­ground.

“This song is in­spired by a friend of mine. She has ev­ery­thing. She stud­ied hard and got mar­ried but her hus­band had to divorce her be­cause she can­not bear chil­dren.”

Candy fea­tures her Nige­rian boyfriend Do­min­ion “Nonny D” Ebene on Siku Ne Siku.

Rhythm City ac­tress Itume­leng Bok­aba, XiT­songa rap­per Sho Mad­jozi and XiT­songa artist Benny Mayen­gani are also fea­tured in the al­bum.

Candy is look­ing for­ward to re­leas­ing her third stu­dio al­bum to show­case Lim­popo’s tal­ent.

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